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East Edisto development creates buzz

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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.

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