March 1, 2021

Kirk Brown, Greenville News

522-home development in Piedmont wins approval despite traffic and environmental concerns

Two adjacent subdivisions with a total of 522 residential lots in Piedmont have won approval despite objections raised by environmental advocates and a neighboring landowner.

After more than an hour of discussion, the Greenville County Planning Commission voted this week to give developer Mark III Properties the green light to move ahead with Cottonwood Ridge and Cloverdale Hills.

Cottonwood Ridge will include 459 single-family homes on nearly 183 acres. Cloverdale Hills will include 63 single-family homes on nearly 33 acres. The projects are near Bessie and Old Pelzer roads.

The two subdivisions are close to another large proposed development that the planning commission rejected in 2019 because of traffic concerns. Plans for the Garden Oaks development called for the construction of 862 homes on 335 acres.

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