State proposes more mitigation for Scout

Officials Answer Community Scout Questions BLYTHEWOOD – During an information meeting held by Team SC (SC Department of Commerce, Richland County Economic Development and other state agencies with oversight over the Scout project), SC Commerce Secretary Harry Lightsey announced that the Department, in conjunction with Richland County Economic Development, has filed a revised mitigation package […]

Subdivision of more than 1,000 homes proposed for Fairfield County

FAIRFIELD COUNTY — As many as 1,000 to 1,600 residential units could be coming to Fairfield County if Fairfield County Council approves a request from Haven Homes to rezone 392 acres from Industrial (I-1) zoning to Residential 2 (R2) zoning. The property, bordered by Gum Springs Road, Devil’s Race Track and Highway 34, was rezoned […]

More proposed rezoning for Scout

BLYTHEWOOD – Amid resident concerns about impacts on wetlands and streams on the Scout Motors site, the Blythewood Planning Commission voted to recommend rezoning three parcels totaling 461.56 acres associated with the project. Technically, the property still lies within unincorporated Richland County and would have to be annexed into the town at a later time. […]

Scout to hold public meeting on Sept. 19

BLYTHEWOOD – A public meeting is set for Sept. 19 for members of the pubic to ask questions and learn more about the progress of the Scout Motors project in the Blythewood Industrial Park. A number of state and county agencies and other organizations with connections to the Scout Motors project will be on hand […]

Scout construction halted, mitigation increased as county awaits wetlands permit

BLYTHEWOOD – On Monday, Aug. 28, construction was suspended on the Scout Motors site in the Blythewood Industrial Park. Richland County Economic Development officials told The Voice that the work stoppage is only temporary as the company awaits the issuance of a wetlands permit, and it is not known how long the work stoppage will […]

Proposed: Rerouting part of US 21, realignment of Boomer, Farrow Roads

BLYTHEWOOD – New proposals concerning road widening and new road and rail extensions to the Scout Motors development were shared with the Blythewood Planning Commissioners at their regular monthly meeting on Monday night.  One proposal, explained by Brooks Bickley of the S.C. Department of Transportation, is to relocate the Boomer Road entrance to U.S. 21 […]

Scout appoints Chief Design Officer

TYSONS, VA – Scout Motors Inc. (“Scout Motors”) announced today that Chris Benjamin has joined the company as Chief Design Officer.  With the appointment, Scout Motors accelerates development of its all-purpose, all-electric truck and SUV, slated for production by the end of 2026.  Benjamin will serve as the steward of iconic Scout design, overseeing interior […]

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 […]

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