Nov
14

Santee, Lake Marion Ready To Boom

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Massive housing, business developments, industrial hub should electrify rural area

November 14, 2008

By Noelle Phillips – The State

Two new developments planned for Santee and Lake Marion would add thousands of homes and businesses to this rural slice of South Carolina that suffers from high unemployment.

The developments aim to capitalize on the region’s growing popularity among retirees who want to live near golf courses and lakes. And, the developers will benefit from a massive industrial hub planned for the southeast tip of Orangeburg County.

Cantey Bay Plantation would transform 3,800 acres into a residential community with thousands of homes and commercial development along Lake Marion and I-95 in Clarendon County.

“It’s really a new town we’re proposing to construct here,” said Kevin O’Neill, vice president of Beach Development of Charleston, the project developer.

And, the Santee Town Center project would develop 75 acres in Santee with more than 400 homes. The town, population 750, has been little more than a crossroads without a “Main Street.”

“With all of this happening around Santee the time has come to build a downtown,” said Ron Nester, a Santee real estate lawyer who is working with a local group of investors.

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