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Growth continues in the Fort Mill Township!

Development continues in Fort Mill, despite a slowdown in national building trends,

Several major projects have already broken ground, and several more are in the early planning stages. Homes are already built and on the market in Springfield and Massey, two massive projects annexed into Fort Mill two years ago. In Tega Cay, Drake Capital has installed roads and other infrastructure in Lake Ridge - formerly Gardendale - and has started developing the first 170 lots.

The community's amenities center, featuring a 7,000-square-foot clubhouse, a competition size pool, kiddy pool with slides, a playground, two tennis courts and a multipurpose court, will be open by next Memorial Day. In addition to the initial phase of 170 lots, which Toll Brothers will build, Drake is also opening approximately 39.5 acres as half-acre estate lots on which customers will be able to choose their own builder. The plan also includes 180 lots designed for ranch-style homes that may be targeted toward senior citizens.

In the coming months work is likely to begin on two more Fort Mill developments, including the environmentally-friendly Kanawha development and two of the projects Clear Springs Development annexed into Fort Mill last year. The Fort Mill Town Council is scheduled to vote next month on a 20-to-40-year development agreement with Clear Springs and on the Kanawha annexation.

The plan includes Kingsley Village north of Hwy. 160 West, between I-77 and Hwy. 21. The development will include a commercial area larger than the Baxter Town Center with more office and retail space, along with several hundred residential units spread across more than 600 acres, Traynor said. It will also tie in with Piedmont's plan for Fort Mill Medical Center.

The project brings approximately 400 acres south of Sutton Road along the Catawba River into Fort Mill. Along with a mixed-use residential and commercial development spread across 340 acres, the plan also includes an interactive museum campus on 60 acres. The museum will emphasize the importance of the river to local history and have other environmental themes.

Kanawha includes 20 acres for an elementary school, and more than 100 acres of undisturbed open space. Ruins of two 18th Century Catawba Indian Villages should be preserved.

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Published Monday, June 30, 2008 4:01 PM by Angie Adams NC/SC REALTOR® Broker

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