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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

County Council casts second vote approving rezoning of golf course

COLUMBIA – On Tuesday night, Richland County Council cast a second vote in as many weeks in favor of a rezoning that could turn a former golf course bordering Crickentree neighborhood into hundreds of homes. A third vote, to be taken Sept. 17, will be the final say on the issue. The 9-1-1 vote came […]

Dickerson led 7-3 vote to rezone golf course for homes

More Than 120 Crickentree Residents Attended to Oppose Rezoning COLUMBIA – Richland County Council dimmed the hopes of more than 120 Crickentree residents who were in attendance at a public hearing Tuesday night, that council would save their quiet, treed, large-acre neighborhood from hundreds of homes being built on a former golf course along the […]

RC Council to vote on golf course zoning

BLYTHEWOOD – Tuesday night’s Richland County Council meeting could be a turning point for the residents of Crickentree concerning a rezoning request they oppose for the 183-acre golf course property that adjoins their neighborhood. The meeting will include a public hearing on the issue and the first of three votes to deny or approve a […]

Crickentree residents take 5-2 PC vote

Rezoning Request Now Heads for Richland County Council COLUMBIA – In horseracing terms, it’s pretty close to a hat trick. More than 50 residents of Crickentree and other Columbia area golf course communities pulled off a third upset in their quest to stop the rezoning of a former golf course property that borders their neighborhood […]

E-Capital pulls rezoning request

COLUMBIA – More than a hundred residents of Crickentree breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday night at a Richland County Council public hearing after the Texas investment firm, E-Capital, withdrew its application for the rezoning of the former Golf Course of South Carolina. The withdrawal was announced by County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson at the beginning […]

Golf course zoning up for vote

Council Meeting Set for April 23 BLYTHEWOOD – Crickentree residents who oppose the proposed rezoning of the former Golf Course of South Carolina may have their toughest battle yet on April 23 when the issue goes before Richland County Council for first reading. Last month, the County’s Planning Commission voted 7-1 in the resident’s favor […]