East Edisto development creates buzz - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

East Edisto development creates buzz

Posted: Updated:
DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC -

A new planned development project in Dorchester County is creating a buzz tonight.

The development is happening in the East Edisto area, just west of downtown Summerville over the next 45 years. The first community plan was recently approved and will break ground this summer.

Steve Christman has lived in this area for over 30 years. He says he's seen a lot of growth.

 "Everything has changed when I first came here. Dorchester was a little more than a dirt road."

He says with growth, comes traffic and he has to think twice before getting in the car.

"It's terrible I'm glad I'm retired. I don't have to be anywhere or go anywhere at any specific time but if it's a doctors appt, I will leave a couple of hours early."

The project includes road widening, more roads and neighborhoods that could support more than 15,000 houses.

Resident Daniel Muldoon says  "I'm sickened at the thought we are already think we already developed. Traffic is just terrible, I'm so tired of it, used to be I could work at Bosch I could leave  and be there in 10 minutes, now you gotta allow 45 minutes"

Councilman Larry Hargett says there are plans to help support the growth and added traffic.

"Most of the folks that live there will notice we have completed several road projects. There are more roads planned in that area and we are going to try and stay ahead if he development of this one and make sure it's what the people need and want."

Dorchester School District 2 has finalized plans for two sites for new schools for the project. The schools will be built near Highway 61 and Summers drive. They say there are plans for 4 schools right now and possibly more in the future.

The new Dorchester District Two Sand Hill Elementary is expected to open in 2015.

 A new middle school of the arts will also share the site with the elementary school and is expected to open in 2016.

  • Teen suspects arrested for Northwoods Mall shooting

    Teen suspects arrested for Northwoods Mall shooting

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:40:32 GMT
    Northwoods Mall.Northwoods Mall.
    According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.
    According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.
  • Governor meets with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

    Governor meets with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:05:03 GMT
    Governor Nikki Haley will be meeting with Atlantic Beach officials Tuesday morning. In May, she met with local leaders and said Bike Fest should end after this year's violence that coincided with the Memorial Day Bike Fest. During the May meeting, she privately met with several Horry County leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. She was reportedly shown a five minute compilation of Bike Fest and Memorial Day Weekend clips found on YouTube. "I ...
    Governor Nikki Haley will be meeting with Atlantic Beach officials Tuesday morning. In May, she met with local leaders and said Bike Fest should end after this year's violence that coincided with the Memorial Day Bike Fest. During the May meeting, she privately met with several Horry County leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. She was reportedly shown a five minute compilation of Bike Fest and Memorial Day Weekend clips found on YouTube. "I ...
  • CrossFit athletes at risk for muscle disease

    CrossFit athletes at risk for muscle disease

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:10:15 GMT
    A disease that used to primarily show up in sports like football is raising concerns among CrossFitters.
    A disease that used to primarily show up in sports like football is raising concerns among CrossFitters.
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.