Rock Hill City Council defers vote on rezoning of proposed McDonald’s site

Posted January 14, 2013 9:35 pm | Filed under Local News

A Rock Hill developer’s plan to build a new McDonald’s restaurant on Celanese Road was pushed back nearly a month Monday night, as city council moved to defer voting on the rezoning of just over three acres of property at Mount Gallant Rd.

McDonald’s officials requested to defer any rezoning until a traffic study is completed. Peggy Webb was one of a half-dozen residents from the Oakwood Acres neighborhood which sits just behind the proposed restaurant. Webb says the restaurant’s 24-hour operations don’t sit well with her.

Bobby Nasekos has lived in the neighborhood for the past two decades and said Monday that McDonald’s will have a negative affect on property values as residents that can move away, will.

And even with a privacy barrier, Webb says the restaurant would still have a bad impact on her neighborhood.

Webb applauded city council’s decision Monday.

Webb and several of her neighbors say the restaurant’s proposed traffic flow encourages cut-thru traffic on neighborhood streets. The issue will come back up before city council on February 11.