Changes on the horizon

Planning commissioners approve 288-acre, 324-lot development in Midway community

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — Although some residents showed up to voice concerns, the Pickens County Planning Commission approved a land-use change for a proposed 324-lot single-family gated community located along Midway Road north of Pickens.

The commission’s meeting Monday night drew a crowd with questions and concerns about the development.

William Findley, one of the three owners of the property, said Laurel Creek Plantation will be built on a 288-acre tract.

“It is a 55-and-older gated community,” he said. “We choose to do 55 and older, gentlemen, because we felt it was less intrusive on the

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