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Planning commission approves new Mt. Pleasant development

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

A proposed neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant is now in the hands of the town council. On Wednesday night, the planning commission voted to let the construction of the Oyster Point neighborhood move forward.

The development would stretch across 200 acres and would include nearly 600 homes and duplexes near the corner of Six Mile Road and North Palmetto Fort Drive.

Some people who live close to that area say the roads can't handle the extra traffic and the project will kill off wildlife.

"Our infrastructure is not prepared to handle this increase in traffic," said resident Pat Sullivan. "We don't want to see Mount Pleasant become mount plastic. Quality of life or proper planning."

The managers of Oyster Point say they plan to include at least 25 percent of open green space along with marsh access, trails and the protection of many trees.

"Basically you have a melting pot of animals so if you build there they die out," said resident Michael Mitchum.

If all goes as planned, ground could be broken on the project by the end of the year.

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