FORT MILL — A new mixed use development including up to 200 new homes is in the pipeline near the intersection of U.S. 21 and Springfield Parkway.

Fort Mill Town Council is scheduled to consider the proposal at Monday night’s meeting. The commercial component of the development is unspecified, but could include up to 50,000 square feet of the project, town Planning Director Penelope Karagounis said.

Council will hold a public hearing and first reading of an ordinance to “amend the Mixed Use Concept Plan and Development Conditions” for what’s listed as the Rutledge MXU Project, according to the meeting agenda. Karagounis said the amendment that the Council is considering would lower the number of proposed new homes, the types of homes and the density of the residential component.

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Karagounis said the initial plan called for up to 240 new homes, including apartments and condos. Under the amendment, only single family and town homes will be allowed and density was lowered from five to 4.1 units per acre.

The commercial aspect originally called for 50,000 to 175,000 square feet and was lowered to between 20,000 and 50,000, she said.

Also, “the town requires that a minimum of 20 percent of the total site be maintained as open space,” Karagounis wrote in an email.

She also said a 2016 traffic impact analysis “identified a number of roadway improvements that would be required to be installed by the developer.”

Monday’s meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in Council chambers at 112 Confederate Street.

Michael Harrison is editor of The Milltown News (, a partner with in reporting on crime in the Fort Mill area.

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