While local zoning issues are county/town level decisions, from time-to-time members of the General Assembly are notified when an individual/developer is applying for state-tax-credits in their community. It seems that once again, the same out-of-state developer is looking to use state-tax-credits in our area. Seems I’ve written about this many times here at Nathans News and tonight, I’m writing again.
I have not seen official correspondence from the SC State Housing Finance and Development Authority; but earlier this month I received the letter above. VERY similar to letters in the past. When I hear from the state agency; I will again update everyone with the same instructions as in the past. Instructions to share your opinions with the agency.
You may recall, while the project in our area did not receive the funding (in part due to our overwhelming feedback), a development in the surrounding area (Lake Murray Boulevard) was approved.
Last week, I spoke with a reporter who asked about the changes in the Ballentine and surrounding area. I shared with him that it’s ovvious everyone wants to move here because of our outstanding schools and proximity to the lake and retail; we just need to be sure what’s being built doesn’t negatively impact our infrastructure and safety.
While I never have a vote on local zoning issues, in my role as a state official (with SCDOT), I will work to help reduce any complications from growth in the area. I ask that each of you stay informed and give your input to the decision makers that approve the local zoning changes in the Town of Chapin, Town of Irmo, or on Richland County Council.
Becoming a member of the Ballentine-Dutch Fork Civic Association is just one way to stay informed!
Below are previous posts related to these proposed projects in our area. Ultimately, each project was not awarded state tax-credits and the developer then decided against building without them.
July 19, 2016 Update Proposed Housing Development
April 27, 2016 Update Housing Projects Proposes for Area
March 29, 2016 Back again Proposed Housing Development Submits Application
July 19, 2013 Not funded – Bickley Manor Project
May 21, 2013 The Latest on Bickley Manor Project
April 19, 2013 Another Update on Bickley Manor Project
March 18, 2013 Update on Proposed Housing Development in Ballentine
March 12, 2013 Your Input on New Proposed Housing in Ballentine