Nov
16

Lake Wylie Coping With Growing Pains

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Northern York County residents working to control development to preserve area’s rural character


November 16, 2008

By Charles Perry – The Herald

Matt Cullen moved to Lake Wylie for the same reasons he says many people do.

The New Jersey native, who came here from Portland, Ore., four years ago, liked the schools, the weather and what he considers reasonable taxes.

But he’s concerned about how this unincorporated territory will grow and what it will look like as more people, like him, move here.

“This has been on its way to becoming a town,” he said. “It seems to be at some sort of adolescent stage.”

The next step in the growing process began Saturday, when a 117,000-square-foot Lowe’s Home Improvement store opened in what was once a sleepy rural community.

The store is part of Mill Creek Commons, a shopping center at the Three Points intersection of S.C. 557 and S.C. 274.

Plans are in place for a Walgreens, a McDonald’s and a Wal-Mart in the area, county officials say. Two commercial banks are eyeing space, too.

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