400-home subdivision near Tega Cay gets final approval

jmarks@fortmilltimes.comOctober 14, 2013 

— A plan for hundreds of homes at the long-time goat farm near Tega Cay is past its final hurdle.

Last week, York County Council gave final approval to a 61-acre rezoning at 2565 Hwy. 160 West. Applicant M/I Homes submitted a planned development proposal on behalf of three property owners. According to the county, Cameron Creek would include just more than 400 residences, about half single-family and half multi-family.

“Ultimately, we are pleased with the rezoning approval and that this is significant interim milestone within our overall due diligence efforts,” said Tamara Lynch, spokesperson for M/I Homes.

Cameron Creek will be the second company project along Hwy. 160 West, just outside of Tega Cay. The company broke ground at Hawk’s Creek this summer on what will be 159 home sites, all with three to five bedrooms and 2,000 or more square feet. Homes will range from about $260,000 to $340,000.

The company also is working in the Steele Creek area with both Creekshire and Huntington Forest.

Council also passed the first of three needed readings last week on a more than 10-acre rezoning at 1876 Gold Hill Road. Former Tega Cay Mayor Bob Runde owns the property across from Palmetto Plantation, but plans to sell it by year’s end to Eastwood Homes. An Eastwood representative said last week there would be 40 to 50 townhomes built there.

County Councilman Michael Johnson, whose district includes that part of Fort Mill, said he intends to meet with Eastwood prior to second or third reading votes on the plan. He has concerns, but wanted to give a favorable first reading to move the process forward as he forms a decision.

“In reviewing this I am very concerned about the staff comments that the road system is not adequate to support this rezoning,” Johnson said.

The county staff and planning commission both recommended approval of the plan. Council next meets Oct. 21.

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