Apartments, Retail Eye Downtown

The proposed development is bordered by Blythewood High School, the IGA Shopping Center, Highway 21 and I-77.

WINNSBORO – Developers of a proposed multi-use development called Doko Village planned for downtown Blythewood came before the Winnsboro Town Council Tuesday evening asking for water capacity of 80,000 to 100,000 gallons per day for the development.

Representing LongCreek Associates, LLC of Greenville, engineer John Thomas of Sustainable Design Consultants, Inc., said the development would include 200 apartments, retail commercial, restaurants and doctor’s offices and is planned for an area bordered by Blythewood High School, the IGA Shopping Center, Highway 21 and Interstate 77. It would have entrances off Creech Road and Blythewood Road. Thomas said the developers have interest from a hotelier and he said there is space for several restaurants including three out parcels that might instead become space for doctor’s offices.

Thomas said it’s a long-term project that is two to two and a half years away from completion.

“We’ll have more information as we get the uses pinned down and start pulling this together,” Thomas said. “It will be a year and a half before everything is permitted and approved, then we can start construction. Water users would come in two to three years. We just wanted to give you a heads up before we come back for approval.”

Following executive session, Council authorized the Town of Winnsboro to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Fairfield County for modification to the Town’s existing water infrastructure from North Fire Tower Road in Richland County to the Rite-Aid water tank on Highway 23.

Council also authorized the Town of Winnsboro to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Fairfield County for expanded sewer service to Walter Brown Industrial Park.

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