York County Council met Monday night to discuss various issues, one including the ongoing debate over the future of the former Heritage USA tower in Fort Mill.
MorningStar says it’s been planning to renovate the tower since 2007, but five years later little has been done.
Fort Mill resident Eric Kinsinger says the dilapidated establishment is affecting surrounding residents and he’s frustrated with York County Council for not being more responsive.
Kinsinger says neither DHEC nor OSHA will touch the building until mediation is concluded.
He fears York County Council won’t act until someone really gets hurt on the property.
The former Heritage USA property was built in 1986 under the leadership of then evangelist Jim Bakker and according to contractors would have to be completely renovated due to lack of building codes in accordance with today’s codes.