Subdivisions, Retail Space Planned for One Community
Multiple developers. Hundreds of homes. One Upstate city.
Plans are in the works to build several new subdivisions clustered in one section of Greer. The area we’re talking about is near Suber Road and Highway 14 – if you’ve driven through that part of town, you may have seen the city’s signs about proposed subdivisions. One of those neighborhoods is linked to a big name builder: an application from D.R. Horton shows preliminary plans to add hundreds of homes.
The Haro Group looked through the slides from Monday’s Greer Planning Commission meeting to get a clearer idea of what’s being proposed. Here’s the long story short:
Project Name: Suddath Farms
Applicant: D.R. Horton
Address: 1749, 1755 Gibb Shoals Road and 1670 Highway 14
What’s Planned: 175 Single Family Homes, 225 Single Family Townhomes
If approved, Suddath Farms would take over 81 acres of what’s currently undeveloped farmland. Five entrances are planned – two off of Highway 14 and three from East.Suber Road. This subdivision also includes plans for 80,000-100,000 square feet of retail space for potential tenants like restaurants, a bank, small retail stores, a car wash, a storage facility and professional offices. Single family homes within Suddath Farms would have a minimum one car garage and range from 1,000-4,000 square feet, have two to five bedrooms and 1.5-3.5 bathrooms. As far as finishes, these homes could have vinyl siding, shake siding, board and batten siding, Hardie Board, brick or stone. Townhomes in this community will average 1,500 square feet, have a garage and two parking spaces. As far as amenities, D.R. Horton’s proposal to the Greer Zoning Commission says Suddath Farms’ common areas may include community swimming pools, dog parks, fire pits and walking trails.
Applicant: Jonathan Nett
Address: 122 Nichols Drive and Gibb Shoals Road
What’s Planned: 52 Townhomes
Paxton Meadows would bring a new townhome community across from the Westhaven Subdivision. One entrance on Gibb Shoals Road would lead community members to the development’s 52 1.5-2 story townhomes. Plans call for these homes to have Hardie Board, brick or stone exteriors, attached front entry garages and two off-street parking spaces per unit. Each of these townhomes will be for individual sale. A common area would include space for residents to host barbeques and bonfires.
Project Name: Blaize Ridge
Applicant: Jonathan Nett
Address: 122 Nichols Drive and 1689 Gibb Shoals Road
What’s Planned: 39 Single Family Home Lots
Blaize Ridge would also sit across from the Westhaven Subdivision. The proposal presented to the Greer Zoning Commission shows this new neighborhood would be made up of 1.5-2 story single family homes ranging from 1,600-2,800 square feet. Each home will have a front entry garage and be finished with Hardie Board, brick or stone. If everything goes as planned, there will be one entrance to Blaize Ridge, from Gibb Shoals Road. The proposal also shows this community would include a common area where neighbors could host cook-outs and bonfires, along with sidewalks throughout the subdivision. While a final decision hasn’t been made, City of Greer Zoning Director, Brian McMahan, did say the developer of both Blaize Ridge and Paxton Meadows is in talks with builder Pulte Homes.
Project Name: Not Listed
Applicant: CCAD Engineering
Address: 936, 938 and 942 South Suber Road
What’s Planned: No exact home count, but the proposal includes multi-family and single family residential districts.
Another zoning request would bring a project named Colt’s Neck to the other side of I-85.
Applicant: Deep River South, LLC
Address: 851 Brockman McClimon Road
Number of Homes: 58 Townhomes, 69 Single Family Home Lots
If approved, Colt’s Neck will be built in two phases over about three years. The first phase would place 29 townhomes and 43 single family homes in the subdivision. Another 29 townhomes and 26 single family homes would be added in Phase II. Townhomes in this community will be an average of 1,900-2,200 square feet. End units would have the option of adding a fireplace or bay window. Single family homes in Colt’s Neck will range from 1,600 to 3,000 square feet with Hardie Board, vinyl or shake trim and stone or brick accents. The proposal shows plans to add a clubhouse and walking trails, along with a retention pond residents will be able to access for recreation.
All of these plans were presented at a public hearing Monday, June 18. The biggest concern presented was the impact hundreds of new homes – and drivers – would have on Greer’s roads. McMahan says traffic studies will be performed to address those concerns and the recommendations from those studies will be sent to the South Carolina Department of Transportation for review. The planning commission did give the green light to all of these projects. They’ll now head to Greer City Council. Members will review the proposals at the council meeting on July 10th. While an exact timeline isn’t in place yet, you could see dirt moving as soon as August.
If you don’t want to wait for those subdivisions to come together – you’re in luck. We have tons of new construction homes for you to choose from and even have a Builder Trade-In program in place to remove some of the roadblocks that may be keeping you from moving forward with building your dream home.