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Apr
18

Affordable Housing Plans in Columbia Causing Controversy

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affordable housing2Residents in the lakeside community of Chapin were adamant last week about not wanting a proposed affordable housing development in their town, but the project is just one of several proposed for the Midlands area.

The Chapin project calls for a 48-unit low-income apartment complex, but residents have said they don’t want apartments of any kind in their town. Approximately 150 people spoke out against the development at a town hall meeting on April 6 saying the development would put too much strain on the town’s infrastructure and schools.

In addition to the controversial Chapin project, three development projects proposed for the Irmo area and one proposed in Columbia are among 42 applications pending before the state Housing Finance & Development Authority. Developers from Columbia and the Atlanta area have requested tax credits for their projects through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC).

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Jun
13

Chapin One Step Closer to a Publix

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The Town of Chapin Zoning Board of Appeals Thursday approved variances to allow two 30-foot-high signs — one on Amick’s Ferry Road and one on Chapin Road (US 76) for a proposed new shopping center, “Chapin Crossing”,  to be anchored by a Publix supermarket.

The Town’s Zoning Ordinance requires that multi-tenant identification signs may be no higher than eight feet. Members of the Appeals Board present for the meeting with the property developer were Jerry D. Shealy, Dennis Lamkin, Mike Sorrells and Crystal Campbell.

Architectural drawings of the proposed 24.5-acre development, prepared by LTC Associates, were presented, indicating plans for a 46,000-square foot Publix, 14,000 square-foot adjacent retail space, one two-acre outparcel fronting on Amick’s Ferry Road, one 1.58 acre outparcel on Chapin Road, one 1.3 acre outparcel surrounding the China Wok II restaurant and fronting on both Chapin Road and Lexington Avenue, a 1.1 acre outparcel fronting Lexington Avenue and a site for a future 11,500 square foot building.

Plans show entrances on Amick’s Ferry and Chapin Road, and two entrances from Lexington Avenue.

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