May 15, 2021

Charles Swenson, Coastal Observer

Rezoning tests limits of rural growth

A zoning change that could lead to the creation of 90 units of affordable housing outside Georgetown narrowly passed County Council this week, with the chairman saying concerns raised by opponents can be dealt with before a development plan is approved.

“I believe in, instead of concentrating on why it can’t be, concentrating on why it can be,” Council Chairman Louis Morant said. “It can lead to a better, blended Georgetown County.”

The vote will allow multi-family use on 16 acres on Wedgefield Road that are part of a medical “planned development” approved in 2008 to allow construction of a new hospital by Tidelands Health. That project was tied to the proposed Crown Pointe development, which included over 7,700 homes. It was never built.

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