Will There be a Moratorium on Growth in Fort Mill?


Residents wary of runaway residential growth are starting to speak up, and elected officials appear to be listening.

Despite the Great Recession, which put the brakes on homebuilding for a couple of years starting in 2008, developers have again mashed the accelerator. Since 2012, building permit requests have soared to near prerecession levels. In the town of Fort Mill alone, approximately 200 new homes a year are built, with thousands more either in construction or planning stages. Additionally, in the part of Fort Mill under York County jurisdiction and the city of Tega Cay, thousands more are coming.

But residents are saying “enough,” angered over construction’s impact on local roads and schools.


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