York Co. planning commission to discuss Lake Wylie rule change
Residential growth in Lake Wylie may soon hit a speed bump. The County planning commission will meet later this evening to discuss a rule change that would prohibit new condos, apartment and townhouse applications through March 31, 2021 and make any new residential lot at least one acre. The proposal cites high traffic and a strain on public water infrastructure. Other issues include traffic, dangerous roads, school impact and pollution in or leading into the lake. The new rule would end in March of 2021. If the proposal is approved by the planning commission it will then head to County Council. The overlay area has been increased as well. Undeveloped properties that can be built if the rule is approved include over 2,400 homes and 250 townhouse. A new small area plan should be approved for Lake Wylie next summer as part of the County’s small area plans.