Moncks Corner Town Council moves forward with annexing, rezoning land

Berkeley County News

MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCBD) – More homes are on the way in Berkeley County. This comes after town council annexed and rezoned land so more homes could be built in the area.

Town Council met last week and they took action on some properties, including voting to annex land on Grandaddy’s Place.

Council agreed to take some business license fee money and either help repair or remove a couple of blighted properties in town.

They also voted unanimously to annex 19 acres of land. It’s at Grandaddy’s Place off Groomsville Road, basically across the lake from Foxbank Plantation.

Council also agreed to rezone it from agricultural to single-family planned residential so homes could be built on it.

We asked Moncks Corner Mayor Michael Lockliear about concerns people have expressed recently about more and more homes being approved in Berkeley County.

“Well you have to look at the way it was zoned, if it was zoned commercial you could have a commercial building beside you or right beside the home that you invested your life savings in — this way, where we zoned it residential, it has to be a resident living there,” he said.

There is no word yet on when the approximately 40 homes could be built on the property.

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