SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – There’s a housing boom in the Upstate and Spartanburg County Planning Commission just voted to add a lot more new homes.
The construction of nearly 500 homes will impact three subdivisions and that could mean growing pains.
Allen Brown built his house in 1981 to get away from traffic.
Now growth is right outside the front door of his home near Inman.
“The road, for one thing, is not wide enough for people to travel on. This road was probably built when when we had horse and buggy back in the day,” Brown says.
He’s talking about Stallion Road. It connects Bishop and Bryant Road. More than 200 units are slated to fill the field.
Growth is hard to escape. It’s music to the ears of Timothy Hoard with Enchanted Builders, who wasn’t part of Tuesday’s vote.
“It’s that whole thing it’s success, it’s progress, it means people are actually have got jobs they’re making money,” Hoard said.
Spartanburg County Planning Commission approved plans Tuesday for 493 units in a number of subdivisions: 204 homes at Old Bethel Road near Poplar Springs known as Lightwood Cottages, 212 homes between Bishop and Bryant Roads called Glen Meadows, and 77 lots approved near Floyd Road Extension and Skylyn Drive, behind Mary Black Hospital called Dillon Village.
“I’ll probably have to put up a fence I’ve never had a fence around my house before because I’ve never had a need for it,” Brown says.
As long as people are buying, builders will continue to build.
“At this point the majority of our homes are already sold their under contract and typically they are sold before we completed,” Hoard says.