After residents voiced their concerns, a developer has withdrawn their request to rezone land for the development of townhouses in the Pine Forest Country Club subdivision in Summerville.
Neighbors worked for months to try to stop the Southeastern Country Club Group from attempting to build up to 26 townhouse units on 3 acres of undeveloped land that the group owns in the neighborhood.
“It’s the last little bit of woods in all that we have in here,” said resident Cathy Kincer.
The land is located near Congressional Boulevard and West Butternut Road.
Kincer created a petition in February to oppose the development. It received over 500 signatures.
Later, over 100 residents attended up a town Planning Commission meeting on Aug. 20 to show their disapproval of the plan.
“There was a lot of cheers and quite a few boos,” said Kincer.
The developer’s request to rezone was denied by the commission but Summerville Town Council would have made the final decision, had the realty group not withdrawn its request last week.
“We won and it’s a great feeling,’ said Kincer.
The land could still be developed in the future. The current zoning allows for the building of single-family homes on the lot.
Sherwood Miler, a partner with the realty group and HOA president of the subdivision, told News 2 that the group will find another use for the land that compliments the rest of the neighborhood.