Town Plays Catch-Up with Zoning

Blythewood Town Council passed first reading to establish R-20 zoning on this 88.16 acres called Holly Bluff (formerly Summers Trace), located east of Blythewood Road near Fulmer Road.

BLYTHEWOOD – Town Council voted to pass first reading Tuesday to give final zoning to a property that was annexed into the Town in October 2008 but never received final zoning. The 88.16 acre property is located on the east side of Blythewood Road between Fulmer Road and Annie Entzeminger Court.

In 2008 the owners of the property requested R-20 Low Density Residential zoning for the property, which is approximately a quarter acre per home, and the annexation ordinance referenced that zoning as well. The proposed development was called Summers Trace and was shown on the Richland County tax map as TMS # 12500-02-05.

The property is now listed as Holly Bluff. The lack of permanent zoning came to light when the property owner sought information regarding development of the property which is in the town.

Town Administrator John Perry told the Planning Commission on Monday night that he could not find a copy of the zoning ordinance. In order for Council to adopt zoning now, the matter had to go back before the Planning Commission for recommendation. The Commission recommended the zoning at its Monday meeting and Council approved it on Tuesday.