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Charleston Developer Proposes New Subdivision on Owens Road

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A Charleston-based developer is seeking to build a subdivision on Owens Road in Evans.

On Sept. 24, Second Fifty Communities, LLC, doing business as MoRE Development Company, submitted a rezoning application to Columbia County, requesting that an over 34-acre parcel on 4315 and 4299 Owens Rd. be changed from a planned unit development R2, or single family residential, to a PRD, or planned residential development.

The parcel is currently owned by University Health Services. The property currently holds one rental home, built in 1959.

The zoning narrative prepared by MoRE Development proposes a subdivision called Owens Village, consisting of 174 single-family homes varying in size, though not in unit type.

This parcel is currently part of the Brandon Wilde planned unit development, and Owens Village would be built behind the Brandon Wilde retirement community. The current plan includes a 50-foot buffer around the property to minimize impact on Brandon Wilde and surrounding property owners, according the zoning document submitted by MoRE.

The homes would range from 913 to 1,772 square feet. The zoning narrative document boasts and abundance of greenspace and amenities such as a dog park, a community grill area and a dock on the lake.

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“This unique neighborhood is being developed to the benefit for the overall character and consistency of the overall close-knit neighborhood feel,” said the zoning document submitted by MoRE Development Oct. 8.

Photographs of The Cottages at Carolina Park, a senior living project in Mount Pleasant, S.C. developed by MoRE, were exhibited in the zoning narrative document as representative images for the planned Owens Village Community.

The proposed development was originally requested to go before the Planning Commission Oct. 21. On Sept. 27, planner II Danielle Montgomery corresponded with MoRE CEO Clayton Mozingo via email requesting further clarifications in the concept plan and zoning document. By Sept. 29, MoRE had rescinded its application for a later date. The Owens Village proposal is now scheduled to be considered by the Planning Commission on Nov. 4.

Skyler Q. Andrews is a staff reporter covering Columbia County with The Augusta Press. Reach him at [email protected].

2 COMMENTS

  1. Owens Road is already a 2-lane problem. With the approved medical office building on the 15-acre site at the top of the hill and now 176 homes at the bottom of Owens Road… there will be a traffic problem. Let’s focus on infrastructure [make Owens Road a three lane road; center turn lane] before this is approved. Stormwater off of this site is also a concern in that it flows to the Reed Creek basin.

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