Jul
23

Planned Mount Pleasant Development Worries Residents

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Next door to a vacant Food Lion, developers propose building a new grocery store off Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant along with fast-food restaurants and nearly 200 apartments.

Some residents of the nearby Belle Hall subdivision are already bracing for a fight. They say the development would create traffic problems on already-congested roads, while the proposed businesses would duplicate what’s already available within walking distance.

“We have plenty of gas stations and restaurants,” said Belle Hall resident Ryan Nelson. “They need to work first on the (traffic) flow on Long Point Road.”

Josh Martin, a consultant working with the developers, said the Belle Point development would generate $4 million in traffic impact fees for the town of Mount Pleasant, which the town could potentially use for road improvements. He said the developers, all of whom live on Daniel Island and regularly drive on Long Point Road, would naturally want good traffic flow near their new development.

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