Details of 40-acre Travelers Rest development released

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — A combined 40-acre parcel located between Main Street and Highway 25 in downtown Travelers Rest is being proposed for development.

Owners are seeking to rezone the property — which includes the former Emb-Tex manufacturing plant — to "Planned Development - R," a designation that would allow the mixed use of single and multifamily residential as well as a lesser amount of commercial space.

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On Tuesday, the development team presented an overview of the mixed use project, PineStone, to area residents and business owners.

In total, the development is proposed to include 100 single-family lots, 250 rental apartment units, and 77,000 square feet of office/retail space. There is no vehicular connectivity to Main Street. Rather, a walking/biking greenway connects near the crosswalk at the gazebo.

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Vehicle access is limited to two entries on Roe Road and one entry via South End Circle (from State Park Road), developers said. There is no vehicular access to Hwy. 25.

Twenty-six percent of the site it proposed to be open space, including a central park, an event lawn, a dog park, and a linear park. As proposed, there will be shared parking between the commercial/multifamily areas, at a rate of 1.5 spaces per unit.

Of note, a traffic study is currently underway to determine if South End Circle needs to be altered so as to improve the intersection at Roe Road.

To download a .pdf version of a high-res site plan and the presentation boards, click here. To download a copy of the development parameters as proposed, click here.

The rezoning request will be presented to the Travelers Rest planning commission at their next meeting, which is scheduled for Jan. 29. The meeting, held at Travelers Rest City Hall, is open to the public.

Aerial photos courtesy of Carolina Aerials.


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