Fort Mill Real Estate Report

June 27, 2016

South Carolina's First Diverging Diamond Interchange Gold Hill Rd

Fort Mill is about to build a first for South Carolina right here on our streets.   The Diverging Diamond Interchange (Double-Crossover Interchange) is to be build at the intersection of Gold Hill Rd and Interstate 77 (the second busiest interchange in the region with about 35,000 daily commuters. 

 

The Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) is a relatively new type of interchange in the United States, with only a few operating country wide.  The strange part is that it has drivers driving on the left (wrong) side of the road between 2 designated stop signs. 

 

This project will cost tax payers in the neighborhood of $12 Million.  Government officials are hoping to drastically reduce the congestion and accidents by offering a smoother entrance on and off interstate 77. 

York Co. and SCDOT have been pushing for the Diverging Diamond Interchange to become a reality for many of the states heavily  traveled and congested highway interchanges around the state due to rapid population growth int he next decade. 

This new interchange has been built in many other states, and is said to be drastically cutting down on congestion. 

We think that this could be a great idea if it works.  There are a few other interchanges we would like to see this implemented once we figure out how to drive on the wrong side of the road over near Tega Kay. 

 

 

 

 

 

This video is from NCDOT for an interchange near Raleigh.  SCODT has not at this time put out a video that we could find

 

Posted in Community News
March 9, 2016

Beertopia

Beertopia is Fort Mill's premier beer festival.  Put on by the folks over at Grapevine in Baxter Village (and now Riverwalk), this fun time for all that are over 21 is always the the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day.   Fort Mill collectively rallys around this event every year that brings over 150 beers from at least 50 different brewers.  

People come from near and far to this fun event that is aimed at people that are over 21.  The event always has a good selection of food vendors, as well as live music for all to enjoy.  There are 2 levels of tickets available (VIP and General Admission), as well as designated driver ticket option.

Each Beertopian who holds either a Green VIP or General Admission ticket will receive a collectible Beertopia tasting glass.

Since the parking lot has limited space, all ticket sales will stop when the allotted number of tickets are sold. We recommend that you purchase your tickets early; Beertopia SOLD OUT the last six years.  The festivities are held in the parking lot behind Grapevine (Baxter Village location) is located just 5 miles south of Charlotte just off of I-77 exit 85 in Baxter Village.

Posted in Community News
Aug. 26, 2014

The new school year brings about change.

 

Wyndie HavnaerWith the school year just getting underway, we learn some surprising news about one of the board of trustees of Fort Mill School District. Wyndie Havnaer has decided not to seek re-election in November. In an interview with The Fort Mill Times, Havnaer said, “It has just gotten to be a labor of love and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, but after 16 years it’s time for some new blood.”

 

After receiving encouragement from friends and having recent graduates of Fort Mill High, Havnaer’s first campaign was in 1998. She felt serving on the board was one way to show her appreciation to the school district.

 

“I have a degree in education so I’ve always been a supporter of public education and I just wanted to do some service to our community,” Havnaer said in her interview with The Fort Mill Times. “Our community had given so much to me and my family and I just wanted to give back to it.”

 

During the four terms on the board, she saw the district grow from five schools to 15.

 

When asked who should replace her, Havnaer said, “They need a new rookie in there every now and then, and new ideas. We’ve got so many people coming into the community that can share some new things. It was just time (to step down)”.

 

Three other incumbents – Patrick White, Wayne Bouldin and Diane Dasher – did file to run for new terms and two past candidates, Michele Branning and Brian Boyd, as well as a first-time candidate, John Petzel, are also running for school board. Voting is at-large and the top four vote-getters win.

Posted in Tega Cay
June 18, 2014

2 Charlotte Companies Bringing Their Jobs to Fort Mill

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Deals with big companies are usually all about the dollars and incentives that the area offers.

However the deal was sealed for the Lash Group and LPL Financial Carolinas by the lifestyle offerings by the Anne Springs Close Greenway.

The Kingsley North business park will be home to construction of both companies new offices.  Near the intersection of S.C. 160 and Interstate 77 - their offices will be just minutes from the greenway, where employees can hike, bike, fish, camp, ride horses, and even kayak

The undeveloped 530-acre office park gives each company the chance to build the campuses they have been longin for, but just could not build in Charlotte.

Both offices have their eyes set on a 2016 opening date for their new campuses, and are expected to be bringing many new jobs with them.

 

The 2 announcements were part of what Gov. Nikki Haley called "The ultimate economic development hat trick".

Earlier in the day, Giti Tire of Singapore announced it will build a plant in Chester County, investing $560 million and creating 1,700 jobs.

The Lash Group plans to invest up to $90 million for its new headquarters and possibly a second building. The group will initially employ about 1,200 in Fort Mill, expandable to a 2,400-person workforce in several years. The company intends to keep about 600 workers in Charlotte through 2019.

LPL Financial intends to invest at least $150 million and create about 3,000 jobs in the next several years. The company has 1,000 workers in Charlotte, with those jobs moving to Fort Mill. The company also has offices in San Diego and Boston. Casady said all of the company’s growth is slated for the Fort Mill office.

 

Fort mill is becoming a lot like Cary NC.  Companies are moving to the area, not only for the economic advantages that it offers, but also for the ammonites and life style that comes with the area.  You just cant beat Fort Mill!

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/06/16/3511840/healthcare-consulting-firm-moving.html#storylink=cpy
Posted in Community News
June 12, 2014

Tega Cay Concert Series Kicks Off

Summer Concert Series Tega CayOne of Tega Cay's most anticipated summer event is under way. 

Performances will begin at 7pm and last until 10pm. DJ Tim Brown will play music for the kids at 6:30pm. There will be a kids area with Jumpy Castles, popcorn, and cotton candy.  

Located next to the Tega Cay Fire Department, Runde Park is home to the much anticipated series. Park at Turner Field and take a shuttle to Runde Park. Additional parking at the Tega Cay lower tennis courts, just a short walk from Runde Park.

Admission is free, but for $100 you can reserve luxury lawn seating for the whole season. Luxury lawn seating is in the left center field and includes 4 lawn chairs set up in a 10 by 10-foot area, plus beverage service by Casual Water.

The 2014 Tega Cay Summer Concert Series lineup has been announced:

  • May 17th: Sugar Smax 
  • June 21: Dixie Still
  • July 19: Gump Fiction
  • Aug. 16: Matt Stratford

All concerts are held at Runde Park. Headliners take the stage from 7-10 p.m. There’s a kids area with a DJ, bounce houses, popcorn and cotton candy. Park at Turner Field and take the shuttle to Runde Park. Trolley pickup begins at 5:30 p.m. Additional parking is available at the lower tennis courts, just a short walk to Runde Park.

No dogs or outside alcohol allowed. Concessions will be for sale.

May 29, 2014

Major Additions Planned for Springfield

Springfield AdditionsThe region's next Baxter Village is already under construction.  The major difference is going to be the shops to homes ratio.  Springfield is slated to hold only 650 single family homes with 300,000 sqft of commercial space. for comparison, Baxter Village has 1,450 homes with only 250,000 sqft of commercial space.

For those of you that are unaware where this is located, think Gold Hill Road and Interstate 77.  More exact is Hwy 21 and Springfield Parkway.  If you take a trip out to check out the site, you will notice that the construction of phase 1 has already started. Harris Teeter will anchor the fist phase of Springfield, and will be accompanied by a nail salon and Great Clips when the phase first opens.  There are spaces for restaurants and a few smaller shops still available in this phase.

A builder who must remain nameless until the contract is signed is close to closing the deal to develop the new phase of homes.  Home construction is expected to start early 2015, but price points of these homes have yet to be disclosed.

Northern York county is ready for the development, and Fort Mill School district expects a growth rate of 1,000 single family homes per year. As construction picks back up in the area, Harris Teeter and other companies are putting their trust back in the build site that was postponed back in 2010.  Many even thought the Springfield project was abandoned.

Springfield and Baxter Village are both parts of the 7,000+ acre development named "Clear Spring" owned by the former area based Springs Industries - The close family. 

For more details on the development Contact Us, and we will be glad to explain as much as we know, and help you find a home in the community.

 

Posted in Community News
Dec. 26, 2013

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