Mixed use development plan moves forward in Greer

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GREER, SC (WSPA) – A new housing development in Greer is a step closer to reality after Tuesday’s council meeting.

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“I was shocked,” said Robert Wood of his initial reaction to the development planned behind his childhood home. “This was my family’s property right here on this corner and my grandfather ran a little grocery store over there.”

His neighbor Pat Robinson lives there now.

“Some people don’t stop for these stop signs,” said Robinson. 

These days, the corner of Abner Creek Road and Brockman McClimon Road is certainly busier.

“It takes me forever to get out of the driveway now and so this area is not what it used to be,” Wood said.

It’s about to change even more. Greer City Council approved the first reading of a rezoning request for a new development.

Scott Gillispie of Deep River South LLC tells 7News they want to create a rural feel in the mixed use community, with plans to build 60 townhomes and 70 single-family homes on just less than 31 acres. He says they’ll even have a pond and walking trail. 

“I think the increased traffic is going to be a bad issue especially with the way we have traffic now in the morning and in the afternoons,” Robinson said. 

If all goes as planned, the developer would have the project complete in three years.

“Three years of banging. I never thought I’d have to endure that,” said Wood, adding he feels less properties would’ve made more sense for the size of the property. “Progress is progress but you don’t have to put it all here.”

They say there are signs for more planned developments nearby, too.

“We’ll just have to deal with it – that’s all we can do and just pray about it,” said Robinson. 

That rezoning ordinance was unanimously approved at Tuesday’s council meeting. 

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