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Lowe’s Squeaks by Clemson Planning Commission

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November 10, 2008

By Ray Chandler – Anderson Independent

Whether a Lowe’s Home Improvement Center will sit where the community rejected a Wal-Mart several years ago is now up to the Clemson City Council.

The Clemson Planning Commission on Monday voted 3-2 to recommend rezoning of an approximately 20-acre tract adjoining U.S. 123 and Issaqueena Trail. That’s where Paramount Development Corp., of Myrtle Beach, wants to build a Lowe’s of up to 137,916 square feet, including a garden center.

Planning Commission members David Allison and Spencer Bryan did not attend Monday’s meeting.

The area is already zoning commercial, according to Clemson Planning Director Sharon Richardson, but the normal zoning classification of the property restricts buildings to 100,000 square feet. The effect on traffic in the area remained a point of contention as it has in other discussions of the project.

David Harner, with Paramount Development Corp, said he hoped that the Planning Commission and the City Council appreciated that studies showed a Lowe’s on the site would generate less traffic than some uses that would be permitted under the site’s current zoning classification.

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