County staff are evaluating the I-77 South Corridor, defined as land within two miles of Interstate 77, from the Catawba River south to the county line. Much of the land within this small area plan is currently designated for “I-77 Corridor Employment,” a future land use category intended to create jobs by attracting major employers in target industries. The goal of the I-77 South Corridor Plan is to maximize this major economic development potential while minimizing impact on adjoining residential areas.
After considering existing conditions of the corridor, results of the community survey, input from the public input meeting held in September, and consultation with the city of Rock Hill, York County planning staff have compiled draft recommendations for the I-77 South Corridor Small Area Plan. The recommendations are intended to address land use conflicts presented by development pressure in the corridor. It is important to balance the economic potential of the employment corridor while simultaneously protecting existing and future neighborhoods.
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Most recently, a public feedback meeting was held on December 18, 2019. Staff is considering those comments now and is currently drafting the plan. If you would like to provide additional comments on the draft recommendations, or ask questions, please contact Jonathan Buono, Assistant Planning & Development Services Director by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone, (803)-909-7188.