A commercial village planned in Palmetto Bluff will have a new, 50-acre residential neighborhood nearby, according to plans reviewed by a Bluffton committee.
The neighborhood near the corner of Old Moreland and Red Knot roads will have 41 residential lots just northeast of the future Moreland Village, according to the plans. Also included are several new roads and stormwater lagoons, sewer lines, and other infrastructure.
A proposal mapping out the first 11 lots, ranging from 13,000 to 28,000 square feet, was reviewed Aug. 26 by the town's Development Review Committee. Those lots, at the eastern corner of the new development, would surround a 60,000-square-foot park.
Thomas & Hutton architects submitted plans for the 60-acre Moreland Village in July. It will have 90 commercial and residential lots, similar to the existing Wilson Village three miles north in the upscale community.
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Crescent Communities, Palmetto Bluff's developer, plans to start construction in the first quarter of 2015, company spokeswoman Courtney Hampson said Friday.
Town staff has asked that a triangular intersection planned for the new village be redesigned or have signs to direct drivers because it could be confusing to motorists.
On Wednesday, Bluffton's Planning Commission unanimously approved several road names in the future Moreland Village that weren't on the town's approved list of names. Some of them were based on Palmetto Bluff's history, such as Hannah Lane and Davies Road, which are references to residents of the Moreland Plantation in the 1700s and 1800s.
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