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Summerville townhome development denied

Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 4:05 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2022 at 6:58 PM EST
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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) – The Summerville Town Council denied a developer’s petition to annex a part of Dorchester County to build dozens of townhomes during a Thursday night meeting.

The development would have taken place at the intersection of Highway 78 and South Pointe Boulevard.

However, the town council voted to unanimously deny the petition during Thursday’s meeting.

Tracy Hirsch was among several locals who spoke to the council before they voted on the petition.

She says she is happy it was denied and wants the town to focus on other areas of need first.

“I’m sure something will go there at some point, but definitely more high-density housing is not needed in Summerville at this time,” Hirsch said. “We need to catch up on the infrastructure first. Put in the roads, put in the schools, make sure we have enough fire and EMS.”

The builder for the development was also at the meeting.

He says the property owner is motivated to build on that land in the future.

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