Rock Hill, SC has long been a commuter suburb for Charlotte, NC, but Rock Hill has so much more going for it than just being a bedroom community. It is the largest city in York County, and the fifth largest in the whole state of South Carolina. It has 31 parks, nature trails, the Catawba River, and has three colleges including Winthrop University with around 6,000 students enrolled annually.
There are some changes on the horizon for the city and here are just a few of the projects we are most excited about. Rock Hill City Council will vote on all of these to see if they will move forward.
- A new college dorm and dining hall for Clifton College are coming. Clifton College is a historically Black, Christian, four-year, liberal arts college. The plan is for a new three-story dorm and a dining hall. The plan is for a 45,000 square foot, 200-bed dormitory for students. The dining hall will be just over 8,700 square feet and will have just one story. The plan also calls for expanded parking along Crawford Road. The project will be on nine separate pieces of property on Crawford Road and Brice Street for a total of almost 4 acres.
- An industrial site plan is headed to City Council review. The plan is for a 1 million square foot site on 96 acres on Fire Tower Road at Porter Road. A new street will be constructed to give deeper access to the properties and lead to over 540 parking spaces with access for trucks. This project will be implemented in two phases.
- Another proposal is to annex a small site at River’s Edge on Cel-River Road. The owner has applied for a less than 1 acre site to be part of the city. This is part of a deal with the city and is expected to be rubber stamped as part of the River’s Edge project. This parcel will be part of the private drive between Cherry Road and Corporate Boulevard. This annexation is not all that remarkable, but it is part of the exciting River’s Edge development which is expected to be a crowning jewel on the Catawba River.
- A new project by CH Acquisitions is coming to Twin Lakes Road and Laurel Creek Drive. This project will bring 64 age-restricted homes. The application for annexation and rezoning is before the City Council. The plan calls for single-story, ranch style homes with an optional second level. They will have two-car garages which will be alley-loaded, in other words, they will be at the rear of the homes and have an alley behind for street access. The owners are trying to get the project to become part of the Laurel Creek subdivision so they can share the existing amenities including the clubhouse, pickleball courts, outdoor gathering space, and the pool.
These are just some of the interesting projects growing to make Rock Hill a great destination, whether you work in Charlotte or locally. Rock Hill is a great place to work, play, and thrive. Contact us if you are thinking of relocating to the area and we can help you through the process.