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Mount Pleasant votes to make changes to overlay district ordinances

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Mount Pleasant Town Council voted Tuesday night to make changes to Coleman Boulevard Urban Overlay Corridor ordinances.

The corridor is part of a triangle that makes up the southern part of the town that will be the face of new growth and development.

In recent months, several neighbors have been outspoken against the Boulevard development along Coleman Boulevard as well as Earl's Court in the Old Village section of the town.

"The idea that our neighborhood is going to start to like myrtle beach doesn't appeal to me," Martha Adams said.

The town voted unanimously to make houses and other developments sit 20 feet off of the roads. They also voted to require more on-site parking for new buildings. Those changes, neighbors said, will work to control density and protect the image of the town.

"I think what they have passed will go a long way to limiting the density of that area," Jimmy Bagwell said.

Others, however, disagreed.

Several showed pictures of buildings in the Old Village as well as in I'on that would not be allowed if the town passes the changes. Opponents said the current overlay ordinances are preparing the town for success.

"We're taking Coleman from a tired road of strip highway development and making it something special," Vince Graham said. "It's a good vision. I ask that you stand firm behind it and uphold it."

Another developer said the town is bending to the weight of what he calls the quiet minority of residents who are speaking out against recent developments.

"These modifications may quiet this small group of people, but it will have a lasting, negative impact on Coleman and its ability to be the kind of place you told us you wanted it to be," Bill Eubanks said.

There were concerns raised at the meeting that the changes to the overlay ordinance could affect how much federal grant money the town receives. Council members asked town attorneys to research that possibility before the next meeting.

Council members also asked the planning commission to review additional changes that include limiting one-way streets and a specific parking requirement for apartments, something many neighbors supported at Tuesday night's meeting .

The changes still have to pass another reading at next month's town council meeting before they become official.

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