Jul 30, 2014

What Should Go Here? Lot Near Bi-Lo, Indian Springs

Vacant lot faces rezoning at request of owners, but has neighbors in Indian Springs worried.

What Should Go Here? Lot Near Bi-Lo, Indian Springs What Should Go Here? Lot Near Bi-Lo, Indian Springs

What should go in the space between the Bi-Lo shopping center and the Indian Springs subdivision on Boone Hill Road?

That was a question posed to Dorchester County Council last week, as the owner of the lot seeks to change the lot's zoning from R-4 to a zoning that would allow multi-family apartments. 

Residents of Indian Springs came to the council meeting to protest the rezoning.

"I can understand the people of the Indian Springs subdivision. We have some real serious problems with those apartments nearby," Councilman Richard Rosebrock said. "We've had some real problems with that area in general so I can understand why they don't want apartments to be built and add to the situation we got there right now." 

Dorchester County Council tabled the decision. 

"What is the solution? Is there a solution that is going to work? I haven't heard one that we can all work with," Councilman Bill Hearn said during the meeting.

What is the solution here? What should go here? Tell us in the comments!

About this column: Every week or so, Patch will post a picture of a vacant store or lot in Summerville. You can tell us what you think should replace the empty space. Know of an empty building we should highlight? E-mail  lindsay.street@patch.com.

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