RCPC OKs industrial zoning in 29016

COLUMBIA – Richland County Planning Commissioners voted unanimously Monday afternoon to recommend that Richland County Council approve the rezoning of 483.55 acres of property adjacent to the Town of Blythewood – 456.01 of those acres would be zoned Light Industrial (LI) and 27.54 acres would be zoned General Commercial (GC). The two parcels lie in […]

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 […]

Eight candidates file for council, mayor seat

BLYTHEWOOD – Eight town residents have filed for elective office in the upcoming Nov. 5 municipal elections – three candidates for mayor and five candidates for two at-large town council seats. The filing period ended Tuesday at 5 p.m. Filing to run for the four-year term of mayor are: former Blythewood Mayor Keith Bailey and […]

The deed is done – Doko Depot is sold!

BLYTHEWOOD – Approximately seven years after council voted in August, 2012, to pursue an economic development project that was characterized as the site where a replica of the town’s original train depot would be built, it appears that the disposition of that replica, the Doko Depot spec building, which sits across from Town Hall, has […]

Council OKs first vote for industrial zoning

County: Rezoning Must be Finalized by Late September BLYTHEWOOD – Richland County made another appeal to Town Council Monday night, the strongest yet, to approve the rezoning of 162 acres west of I-77 for industrial use. That effort was met by strong opposition from a room full of citizens and a couple of council members. […]

Town considers fees for event vendors

BLYTHEWOOD – The Town of Blythewood does not currently charge fees for vendors who participate in town-sponsored events such as the annual July 3 Rockin’ Red White & Blue fireworks celebration. But that’s about to change if council passes an ordinance it is framing for temporary vendor fees. While the discussions are in the initial […]

Bravo Blythewood concerts lose $18K+

BLYTHEWOOD – Last December, town council awarded $17,360 in hospitality tax revenue to Bravo Blythewood to organize a four-night Spring concert series with the purpose of bringing visitors to the town. During Monday night’s town council meeting, Mayor J. Michael Ross presented Bravo Blythewood’s final report on the series. It revealed that the concerts not […]

Sandwich boards OK; feather flags not

BLYTHEWOOD – After passing an amendment on first reading, June 24, to the town’s sign ordinance to allow sandwich board signs and eliminate feather signs in the town limits, council further tweaked sign regulations before passing second and final reading 5-0 on Monday evening. Town Administrator Brian Cook added a definition for sandwich board signs […]

Council prioritizes park projects

BLYTHEWOOD – After meeting recently with the Doko Meadows Park Foundation, Town Administrator Brian Cook suggested Monday evening that council might want to discuss priorities for additional park features. Constructing an area in the park for a farmer’s market, Cook said, would most likely be the top priority and a close second might be sound […]

Mayor’s seat, 2 council seats open for November election

BLYTHEWOOD – Three seats on Blythewood Town Council will be on the town’s election ballot Nov. 5 – two council seats and the mayor’s seat. Because the mayor’s seat has term limits, Mayor J. Michael Ross will not seek re-election. Councilman Eddie Baughman told The Voice that he will be seeking re-election. Councilman Malcolm Gordge, […]