POWDERSVILLE, SC (WSPA) – It’s the fastest growing area in the Upstate according to county leaders and one of the fastest in the state. Now Anderson County leaders are holding a town hall Monday night to talk about where the growth of Powdersville is headed.
“It”s changed for the good, a lot of new businesses and more people, all the businesses have grown, and the more people, the more money, but sometimes you can get too big,” said Billy Stone who owns Sign Shop of Powdersville.
The area is growing at a rate of three percent a year, developments are popping up left and right and that’s leaving residents concerned about the community’s future.
“I don’t think the growth is going to stop, I think it’s going to continue, but how we grow is the important thought process and we need to have a vision,” said County Councilman Jimmy Davis.
Davis is the new county councilman for District 6, which includes Powdersville, and he wants to keep the lines of communication open with the public.
“What do they want with their property and neighborhoods to look like 5, 10, 20 years from now? How do they want this area to grow and develop into the area they dreamed in living in?” David said.
On Monday night, Davis hosted his first town hall at Powdersville Middle School with other county leaders to update the community on sewers and infrastructure and how they are impacting current development.