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Florence City Council to consider annexation requests

November 13, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. – A Florence neighborhood may soon be growing.

At its meeting Tuesday, the Florence City Council is expected to consider the first reading of Bill No. 2018-36 which would annex and zone property along Haven Straits Road from the county into the city. The property is located along the Haven Spring subdivision and will be developed to meet the character of the existing subdivision.

The property’s owner, Southbrook Properties LLC, has requested that the property, if annexed, be zoned Residential General District 3. That zoning type allows for three types of development: conventional, single-family homes and two types of mixed residential development.

The City of Florence Planning Commission approved the plan 7-0 at its October meeting.

If the plan is passed by the city council on first reading, the council will consider the matter on second reading likely at its December meeting.

The city council is also expected to consider the request of property owners Gary I. Finklea and R. Wade Finklea to annex a 34-acre property along Green Acres Road. The property is expected to be developed into a subdivision of single-family homes. If it is annexed, the property owners have requested that the property be zoned Residential General District 3.

The council is also expected to again defer a request from three property owners to annex properties along Lake Oakdale. Those properties are described as those with TMS numbers of 00052-01-001, 00052-01-005, 00052-01-049, 00052-01-061, 00052-01-068, 00052-01-069, 00075-01-022, 000522-01-027, and a part of TMS number 00751-01-049. The properties are owned by South Florence Developers, the Finklea Law Firm, and the Palms Course.

The matter has been on the agenda for the last several city council meetings but has been deferred at the request of the property owners.

The council will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the city council chambers at 324 W. Evans St.

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