Council OKs zoning for medical building

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Town Council unanimously approved a motion Tuesday night to rezone property in city limits to allow for a potential medical business development.

The property consists of nearly two acres, with the frontage of the area located within city limits at 204 Langford Road, across from the intersection of Langford and Sandfield Roads. It is currently zoned D-1 for a development district.

Applicants Dr. Sara Beaver, owner of Blythewood Eye Care, and Rob Lapin, a commercial realtor with NAI/Avant, requested the city rezone the property to Town Center District with architectural overlay. Upon approval, the property will also be subject to sign overlay standards and Board of Architectural review guidelines will also apply.

Beaver recently told The Voice that she has some considerations in mind for the property’s future use, but she remains uncertain about specific plans as of the Dec. 18 council meeting.

Much of the back portion of the property extends into Richland County. Town administrator Brian Cook said that part of the area would likely be subdivided off into a larger parcel at the rear of the property, and was not part of the consideration Tuesday night.

The Planning Commission approved the rezoning at its Dec. 3 meeting.

One building, a home, does still stand on the property, and Cook stated at the meeting that some plans he has viewed would allow for the remodeling of that building in addition to landscaping and parking development.