Jul
02

Developer, Residents Reach Accord on Boiling Springs Development

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Traffic routed onto Highway 9

July 2, 2008

By Jason Spencer – Spartanburg Herald Journal

The Spartanburg County Planning Commission listens to residents, developers and others talk Tuesday about a proposed retail development on Farm Lake Road in Boiling Springs. Going back to square one seems to be the antithesis of progress, but for one Boiling Springs neighborhood, it’s turned out to be a pleasant step forward.

On the table Tuesday was the Shoppes at Boiling Springs, a $3 million development at the intersection of Highway 9 and Farm Lake Road.

There, businessman Jimmy Rogers originally planned to carve out a six-tract development with a gym at the western-most tip of the triangular, 7-acre plot of land. A main entrance was to be on Highway 9; a smaller entrance, on Farm Lake Road for an employee/overflow parking lot. The Spartanburg County Planning Commission, concerned about the buffer between that property and residences on Farm Lake Road and spurred by complaints from residents of increased traffic, tabled those plans two months ago.

But Rogers’ revamped plans divided the property in two, and the piece of land that would house the gym no longer connected to Highway 9. The revised plans added a second entrance on Farm Lake Road, which was widely expected to increase traffic even more than Plan A – and those plans met all county codes.

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