Scout, state, county celebrate industry coming to Blythewood

COLUMBIA – During a press conference on Monday, Scout Motors Inc hosted an official signing ceremony of the Project Development Agreement with Scout President and CEO Scott Keogh, Governor Henry McMaster and Secretary of Commerce Harry Lightsey. Earlier, McMaster signed House Bill 3604, the joint resolution to approve the largest economic investment in the state’s […]

Plan takes shape for BW industrial park

BLYTHEWOOD – A formal planning process is now under way for the development of the commercial portion of the 1,300-acre parcel of land near Blythewood’s downtown that’s slated to become an industrial park with an adjoining commercial area. Richland County, which owns the land, is working with the Urban Land Institute to determine how best […]

Council approves industrial park 5-0

BLYTHEWOOD – After much discussion among town and county officials, the five members of the Blythewood Town Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve zoning for the remainder of a 1,300-acre site that Richland County plans to turn into an industrial park. The project site, located just west of Interstate 77 with access points in the […]

Final rezoning vote set for Oct. 2

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Town Council will take its second and final vote on whether to approve the rezoning of 162 acres from Development (D-1) to Limited Industrial 2 (LI2) at a special Called meeting to be held next Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. at The Manor. The 162 acres is part of Richland […]

Council defers final industrial park vote

BLYTHEWOOD – Richland County’s request for Blythewood Town Council to rezone 162 acres between Fulmer Road and I-77 from Development (D-1) to Limited Industrial 2 (LI2) hung by a thread Monday night. Things weren’t looking good for approval when Councilman Bryan Franklin made a motion to defer the issue until Monday, Sept. 30. That motion […]

County industrial property to go to RCPC

BLYTHEWOOD – Of the 1,300 acres that Richland County hopes to purchase and have rezoned for a Blythewood Industrial Park, almost 500 acres (two parcels) are in the county, not the Town of Blythewood, and the county will have jurisdiction over their re-zoning. The two parcels, located along Blythewood Road, west of Fairfield Electric Cooperative’s […]

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