Farrow road rezoning set for Oct. 26

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood District Two County Council Representative Derrek Pugh organized a meeting Monday evening between Richland County Council members, developers and members of the public to discuss a controversial request for rezoning on Farrow Road.

According to Pugh, the request seeks to rezone two parcels totaling 121 acres, from heavy industrial to residential single-family medium density. The rezoning is requested on property along Farrow Road, just south of where it intersects with Hobart Road.

Concerned residents said they worry about increased traffic, especially during school bus hours.

Council will take the first of three votes on Tuesday, Oct. 26.

“We don’t know what it’s going to look like,” he said. “No proposal for homes has been made, just a request to rezone the property for medium density housing.”

Pugh said he plans to hold a virtual meeting sometime between the first vote on Tuesday and the second vote later in November. He said he wants the people who live in the area to be aware of what’s happening and to have input.

However, first reading on Tuesday night is the only time the public is allowed to speak to the issue during a council meeting.

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