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Two movie theaters, a Walmart site and I-77 property among latest Rock Hill area sales
Two Rock Hill movie theater sites headline the biggest area property sales of late. There’s also a Walmart site, and lots of land off I-77.Almost 30 York, Lancaster and Chester county properties sold for $1 million or more in April. Combined, the sales went for more than $108 million.Here are, according to land records from each county, the biggest property sales in April from the tri-county area:▪ A nearly 120,000-square-foot storage facility between Fort Mill and Tega Cay sold April 25 for $13 million. The 881 ...
Two Rock Hill movie theater sites headline the biggest area property sales of late. There’s also a Walmart site, and lots of land off I-77.
Almost 30 York, Lancaster and Chester county properties sold for $1 million or more in April. Combined, the sales went for more than $108 million.
Here are, according to land records from each county, the biggest property sales in April from the tri-county area:
▪ A nearly 120,000-square-foot storage facility between Fort Mill and Tega Cay sold April 25 for $13 million. The 881 Gold Hill Road property built in 2016 sold from ABI Better Boxes Fort Mill to a company affiliated with Simply Self Storage of Orlando, Florida. The site is west of I-77, near the intersection of Gold Hill and Pleasant roads.
▪ The Super Walmart site in York sold to Michigan-based Agree Eastern. An almost 152,000-square-foot commercial property built in 1998, on close to 18 acres, sold April 5 for $12.8 million. The property at 970 E. Liberty St. is west of Moss Justice Center, and east of downtown York.
▪ Almost 5 acres at 600 Greenway Industrial Dr. in Fort Mill sold April 27 for $11 million. The site includes a more than 100,000-square-foot distribution warehouse in the Lakemont area near Carowinds Boulevard and Pleasant Road. YFO Exchange of Fort Mill bought the site for almost twice what prior owner 600 Greenway LLC paid in a 2020 sale. The site has been pieced out since it was part of a larger property that sold in 2014 for more than $53 million.
▪ A Rock Hill movie theater sold April 22 for $10.8 million. The 1935 Cinema Dr. property on almost 14 acres includes the nearly 60,000-square-foot Manchester Cinemas. California-based Ramar Property bought the site from Lyle Cinemas. The theater was built in 2000.
▪ A Fort Mill industrial property sold April 5 for $7.4 million. The 419 York Southern Road site includes a 100,000-square-foot distribution warehouse and 1,200 square feet of commercial space. Both buildings were constructed in 1978. An Alabama company bought the almost 7-acre property not far from the North Carolina line, between Lifepointe and MorningStar church properties.
▪ Three I-77 area properties in Rock Hill sold April 27 for $6.5 million. The properties combine for about 50 acres. A California-based company bought the properties from Javelin Real Estate. The properties run along the east side of the interstate between South Anderson and Firetower roads. The southernmost piece is beside Rock Hill High School. Part of the property has had multiple metal fabrication company owners.
▪ A total of 21 properties on Grish Street and one on Grant Farm Drive in Fort Mill sold April 26 for $5.7 million. The residential properties are a mix of built and vacant sites. The site is in the northern part of York County, near Tega Cay off S.C. 160 West. Triangle Real Estate of Gastonia bought the properties from Carolina Opportunity Fund.
▪ A 25,000-square-foot commercial building at 3475 Lakemont Blvd. in Fort Mill sold April 5 for almost $4.4 million. The property is more than 4 acres. A Charlotte company bought the office building there.
▪ A more than 4,700-square-foot commercial building at 4824 Old York Road sold April 5 for $3.5 million. The oil change business built there last year is in the Newport area of Rock Hill, near the Walmart shopping center. A company based in Matthews, N.C., bought the site.
▪ More than 21 acres of vacant residential property in Clover sold for almost $3.2 million on April 4. The property is near the southwest corner of the S.C. 55 and 557 intersection, within Ole Cambridge Circle. It’s just west of Clover High School. Mattamy Carolina Corporation bought the site from local developer Development Solutions Group.
▪ More than two dozen vacant home sites on Hunts Mesa Drive, Moon Hill Place, Haystack Avenue and Sandstone Crest Lane in Lancaster County sold April 13 for almost $3.1 million. Stanley Martin Homes of Charlotte owns the Indian Land properties in the newest development in the Harrisburg and Barberville roads area, up against the North Carolina state line.
▪ A more than 12,000-square-foot commercial building on almost 3 acres at 499 Lakeshore Pkwy. sold April 14 for $2.9 million. New Jersey-based Vekash Holdings bought the Tech Park office property in Rock Hill.
▪ The more than 22-acre industrial site at 136 Grace Ave. in Lancaster sold April 1 for $2.5 million. Springs Global US of Fort Mill bought the site from Springs Office Investors LLC. The more than 100,000-square-foot site was built in 1969 and remodeled in 1974.
▪ A 160,000-square-foot commercial building on 19 acres sold April 4 for $2.5 million in Chester County. Sloan Industries bought the 2218 Dawson Dr. site from Jam Next Generation. The property is north of Chester, between Saluda and Darby roads.
▪ Almost 10 acres of property at 2240 Rosewood Drive in sold April 12 for $2 million. The Rock Hill School District sold the more than 40,000-square-foot school site, formerly Rosewood Elementary School, to Westminster Catawba Christian School.
▪ A home on more than 23 acres in Lancaster sold April 5 for almost $1.6 million. The home of the Three Crow Road property is more than 3,700 square feet.
▪ The former Carmike Cinema 7 and AMC Theatres site in Rock Hill sold for almost $1.5 million. Doggett LLC bought the property from Stewart & Everett Theatres on March 30, but re-recorded the site in property records April 11. The more than 22,000-square-foot theater built in 1982 sits on almost 5 acres at 2150 Cherry Road.
Plans were submitted to the city last year to convert the former theater to residential space.
▪ More than 10 acres of commercial property on Walnut Creek Parkway in Indian Land sold April 14 for almost $1.4 million. Lakemont Property Investors of Charlotte bought the site from Edenmoor Land Acquisition. The property sits at the southeast corner us U.S 521, or Charlotte Highway, and Walnut Creek Parkway.
▪ A 3,400-square-foot home on Pine Moss Lane in Lake Wylie sold April 14 for $1.3 million.
▪ A 5,000-square-foot Wessington Manor Lane home in Fort Mill sold April 8 for $1.3 million.
▪ A 4,100-square-foot Wood Duck Point home in Lake Wylie sold April 6 for $1.3 million.
▪ A King Road home on 30 acres in western York County sold April 25 for almost $1.3 million.
▪ A 3,700-square-foot Thatcher Way home in Fort Mill sold April 28 for almost $1.2 million.
▪ More than 66 acres of residential property on Bate Harvey Road in Clover sold April 19 for more than $1.1 million. The property is between Glenn Road and Christmas Tree Lane.
▪ A home on Chimney Bluff Road in Lancaster County sold April 21 for $1.1 million.
▪ A 3,800-square-foot Harvest Pointe Drive home in Fort Mill sold April 20 for more than $1 million.
▪ A 3,700-square-foot Wessington Manor Lane home in Fort Mill sold April 28 for more than $1 million.
▪ An almost 5,000-square-foot Lancaster County home on Loire Valley Drive sold April 18 for more than $1 million.
▪ Almost 29 acres of agricultural property on Old Church Road in Lancaster County sold April 19 for $1 million. The property is between Old Church and U.S. 521, just north of East Rebound Road in Indian Land.
Here’s the latest on more than 1,000 new homes planned in York and Lancaster counties
More than 1,000 new homes and townhomes are proposed in York and Lancaster counties.Some already have their decisions, while many more await decisions from planning commissions or councils. The York County planning commission will meet May 9. Decisions must be made on a final land sale in Baxter, a large York property with hundreds of proposed homes, and an extension of time for a large Lake Wylie development.Projects include:▪ Owner Clear Springs Baxter and developer Fielding Homes applied for a new townhome subdivisi...
More than 1,000 new homes and townhomes are proposed in York and Lancaster counties.
Some already have their decisions, while many more await decisions from planning commissions or councils. The York County planning commission will meet May 9. Decisions must be made on a final land sale in Baxter, a large York property with hundreds of proposed homes, and an extension of time for a large Lake Wylie development.
▪ Owner Clear Springs Baxter and developer Fielding Homes applied for a new townhome subdivision at Sixth Baxter Crossing and Hugh Street, near North Sutton Road. The property is almost 3 acres. The plan involves 20 townhomes.
The Borough at Sixth Baxter is, according to county information sent to the planning commission, the last lot in Baxter Village to be sold by Clear Springs Baxter. The property is near both residential and commercial space, including an urgent care site.
▪ The Bull Creek project in York is back up for county review. County planning staff recommends against the plan for a 409-lot manufactured home community at 975 McAfee Court. County planning staff doesn’t believe that scale of development is consistent with residential and agricultural uses in that area now, according to informtion sent to the planning commission. The 155-acre property has 62 mobile homes on it now.
▪ Owners of 14 acres on Saluda Street in Rock Hill applied to rezone the property to allow a new 11-home subdivision. There are five manufactured homes there, plus wooded and grassy areas. A sketch plan shows all 11 lots off a single entrance from Saluda, which leads to a cul-de-sac.
The property is east of Ogden Farms and south of Cedarbrook, between Porter Black Road and Autumnwood Drive.
▪ Almost 200 more homes are still planned, but could come later than was laid out in a prior county approval. Fielding Homes got county approval to build four new phases of Paddlers Cove in Lake Wylie. The 135-acre new portion of the existing subdivision is set for 195 homes.
County approvals typically come with two-year vested rights. Developers have to request annual extensions if they don’t start until after the vested rights period ends. Developers get up to five such extensions. The owner asks the county now for an extension to run through March 2023.
The Lancaster County planning commission met Thursday night. The commission recommended a zoning change for almost 44 acres that would allow a new home subdivision. Lancaster County Council will make the final decision.
The property on the southeast corner of Fork Hill Road and Little Dude Avenue is owned by R&C Investments. Earl Coulston applied for the zoning change. The site is just north of Kershaw, about a mile west of Haile Gold Mine.
Dale Robertson is a partner with R&C Investments. Robertson has done other residential projects in that area, with the mine in mind.
“There’s just a lot of people that are driving an hour and fifteen minutes, some of them two hours, to work,” Robertson told the planning commission Thursday. “There’s hardly no houses down there for people to buy.”
A plan with an exact number of new homes hasn’t been submitted, but the new zoning would allow up to 2.5 homes per acre. Or, roughly 110 homes for a property that size.
An even larger project was on the planning commission agenda Thursday, but was deferred until next month. Rezoning and a development agreement are proposed for Arbor Walk. That new home subdivision could have 233 homes on almost 113 acres on Vance Baker Road.
The planning commission in Rock Hill met Tuesday, where one of several property proposals was the Arbors at Seven Oaks project. Owner Rock Hill Multifamily Investments applied for preliminary plat approval on Springsteen Road and Evelyn Street. There are three parcels, two in front of the Seven Oaks subdivivision and the other with a pond on Evelyn.
Plans show 148 townhomes proposed on 21 acres. The site was approved for 220 apartments in 2014. Plans have changed and been pushed back several times due to utility and other negotiations.
Several road upgrades are part of the plan. Access to the site southwest of Seven Oaks Boulevard will come from a new driveway connection to Springsteen. The area northeast of Seven Oaks Boulevard will have a new drive onto Springsteen and and another onto Evelyn, across from Wildwood Drive. A left turn lane on Springsteen at Evelyn will be added, and the intersection will be realigned. Springsteen also will be widened to create a center turn lane.
Fort Mill’s championship baseball program will redevelop Rock Hill property
A baseball program built on a historic run of success in Fort Mill plans to open a new facility in Rock Hill.Mill Town Industrial Properties submitted plans April 7 to rezone property near District 3 Stadium in Rock Hill for a new baseball training facility. The company is connected to Mill Town Baseball Academy, which formed from the same coaches and many of the same players who won a state championship and then the ...
A baseball program built on a historic run of success in Fort Mill plans to open a new facility in Rock Hill.
Mill Town Industrial Properties submitted plans April 7 to rezone property near District 3 Stadium in Rock Hill for a new baseball training facility. The company is connected to Mill Town Baseball Academy, which formed from the same coaches and many of the same players who won a state championship and then the Dixie Youth Baseball World Series last summer representing Fort Mill.
The Rock Hill plan would transform a former lumberyard just south of the high school football stadium, between Chester Street and Lancaster Avenue.
There are five buildings on the property, which is more than 3 acres. Three buildings would be removed. One would be used for indoor baseball training. The other is shown on a submitted sketch plan as a possible restaurant.
The removed buildings would make way for parking to serve the project. A later phase would be an outdoor baseball field for training.
Chris Mattox is listed as the applicant. Ryan Smith addressed the Rock Hill city planning commission to outline plans. Both were coaches with the Fort Mill squad last summer that since has grown to include travel teams as Mill Town Baseball.
“Chris and I grew up playing baseball around the Fort Mill, Charlotte area,” Smith told the commission earlier this week. “Went on to play college ball, each of us. Both of us have been fairly successful in our careers and our lives, and we attribute a lot of that to being raised on the ballfields. Being taught life skills through baseball.”
The success of last summer’s team, formed of all stars from the town parks and recreation program, continued even beyond the World Series run.
“From there we said, ‘We can’t stop here,’” Smith said.
The main building that will be used for training is 11,000 square feet and has 20-plus-foot ceilings. It would be perfect for baseball training, Smith said, and softball at some point, too. Smith said he’d like Fort Mill, Rock Hill and surrounding areas to become known as a baseball hotbed.
“It just makes perfect sense for us to further that mission,” he said.
The planning commission recommended the rezoning, but the final decision comes from Rock Hill City Council. Rock Hill is a city known for youth sports, from its investment in sites like Cherry Park and Manchester Meadows to its “Football City USA” moniker and familiar “Competition Lives Here” motto.
The training site also would be an infill project to grow downtown development, other common city goals.
“What you guys are doing, working with youth, that’s right up our alley here,” said planning commission chair Randy Graham.
This story was originally published May 5, 2022 11:37 AM.
S.C. governor on Panthers’ Rock Hill facility: ‘Let’s get moving’
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Construction on the Carolina Panthers’ state-of-the-art $800 million headquarters and practice facility in Rock Hill is still on pause as city and county leaders try to work out a new deal with the team.The project has been delayed for over a month after Tepper Sports says the city of Rock Hill didn't make its initial payment on time.ROCK HILL, S.C. (WBTV/FOX Carolina) - South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said the state is ready to go to move the Carolina Panthers headquarters and practice facility to Rock Hill.T...
Construction on the Carolina Panthers’ state-of-the-art $800 million headquarters and practice facility in Rock Hill is still on pause as city and county leaders try to work out a new deal with the team.
The project has been delayed for over a month after Tepper Sports says the city of Rock Hill didn't make its initial payment on time.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (WBTV/FOX Carolina) - South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said the state is ready to go to move the Carolina Panthers headquarters and practice facility to Rock Hill.
The project has been delayed for over a month after Tepper Sports says the city of Rock Hill didn’t make its initial payment on time.
A few weeks ago, the city and York County agreed on a financial plan to restart construction but there’s been no response from the Panthers or owner David Tepper.
Speaking to FOX Carolina during an event Tuesday in Greenville, McMaster says the state is ready for the development to move forward. However, despite several conversations, the Panthers and local leaders are “at an impasse.”
“I had gotten a call from Mr. Tepper about it and he explained why. They were trying to work out a number of important points and he explained it as a pause,” McMaster said. “I look forward for that pause to be over with and we get ongoing. The state has done its part and we want to encourage everyone to resolve whatever differences there are and let’s get moving. We want the Panthers to be right there.”
WBTV has again reached out to the Panthers but they keep saying they do not have any comment.
Construction on the Carolina Panthers’ state-of-the-art $800 million headquarters and practice facility in Rock Hill is still on pause as city and county leaders try to work out a new deal with the team.
It’s been weeks since the York County Council voted on a new finance plan hoping to once again get the project rolling.
Since then, Tepper and the Panthers have remained silent on the project.
The original deal called for the City of Rock Hill to pay $20 million and essentially borrow $225 million in bonds which were never issued. The facility was supposed to be finished in 2023, but it’s not clear whether that’s still the timeline.
This deal only includes the practice facility and team headquarters. It doesn’t include any other hotels, restaurants or offices.
The next step is that David Tepper needs to sign off on the deal.
In Oct 2020, the Carolina Panthers revealed renderings of their new headquarters and practice facility coming to Rock Hill.
It was a joint reveal from the Panthers, York County, and the City of Rock Hill. The mixed-use site was designed to host Tepper Sports & Entertainment and become a destination for people all over the region.
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SC Governor, congressman comment on stalled Panthers facility in Rock Hill
Congressman Ralph Norman on stalled Panthers facility: ‘Taxpayers deserve better’ROCK HILL. S.C. — There are growing concerns that the new Carolina Panthers training facility project may be dead.The multimillion-dollar construction project has been at a standstill for more than a month after Tepper Sports and Entertainment paused construction.Congressman Ralph Norman told Channel 9′s Tina Terry that the taxpayers deserve to know what is going on with the project.[ ...
Congressman Ralph Norman on stalled Panthers facility: ‘Taxpayers deserve better’
ROCK HILL. S.C. — There are growing concerns that the new Carolina Panthers training facility project may be dead.
The multimillion-dollar construction project has been at a standstill for more than a month after Tepper Sports and Entertainment paused construction.
Congressman Ralph Norman told Channel 9′s Tina Terry that the taxpayers deserve to know what is going on with the project.
“I think he owes it to the taxpayers to say these are our differences, this is what we’re working on. He doesn’t have to go into the details,” Norman said about Panthers owner David Tepper.
Governor Henry McMaster said he’s spoken Tepper and was optimistic about the future of the project.
“We can get going,” McMaster said. “We want the Panthers to be right here.”
Tepper Sports and Entertainment announced it would pause construction on its Rock Hill training facility on March 7, saying the city of Rock Hill failed to get the finances to pay for public infrastructure.
Since then, Channel 9 has noticed little to no activity on site.
“The longer it goes, people will just assume that it’s dead. If it just sits idle, contracts have to be honored. People in a project this big have to (have) clawback clauses where you have a time to finish it or you pay money,” he said.
County council member Brandon Guffey told Terry that he has major concerns about all of the companies contracted to do work on the facility.
He said he and other York County leaders worked with the Panthers last month to try and save the project.
“We did our part to show good faith hoping to save those jobs, so that all those equipment leases and other contracts wouldn’t be broken, affording the Panthers organization the opportunity to truly show that we are two states, one team,” Guffey said.
In June of 2019, Tepper promised to bring the Panthers’ footprint into Rock Hill, but so far he has made no comments about the future of the site.
Norman said this doesn’t instill confidence in the team.
“The taxpayers deserve better. The taxpayers deserve a lot better than what they’re getting,” he said.
On the phone, a spokesman for Tepper Sports and Entertainment told Terry he had no comment.
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Resolution by York County leaders supports Panthers project, but does it benefit taxpayers?
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