LANCASTER, S.C. – The Lancaster County Council this week voted to approve the first of three required readings of a rezoning ordinance that would pave the way for Matthews-based Bonterra Builders to develop the Reserve at Barber Rock single-family subdivision.
The 35-acre, 52-lot subdivision on Barberville Road near Harrisburg Road, which would have a density of 1.5 units per acre, is near the existing Bonterra Barber Rock development, a nearly built-out, 180-lot community that Penelope Karagounis, county planning manager, described as “a higher-quality, class-A subdivision.”
Reserve at Barber Rock is one of five single-family subdivisions pending in the county’s planning and zoning process, all of them in the county’s fast-growing northern panhandle.
The Reserve at Barber Rock rezoning does not seek a change in density but does ask the county for a clustered-lot subdivision status, which allows homes to be closer together in exchange for large areas of undeveloped land.
The Reserve at Barber Rock plan proposes all-brick homes that are similar to the ones in the existing Barber Rock, Karagounis said.
After Monday’s vote, the County Council asked Bonterra to negotiate a development agreement for Reserve at Barber Rock with the county planning staff before it comes back for a second council vote, Karagounis said.
Bonterra Builders has also recently proposed another subdivision in Indian Land, this one called Barber Rock South, which would put about 125 lots on approximately 80 acres on Barberville Road and S.C. 160. It goes before the county’s planning commission Tuesday night, the first step in the county process.
M/I Homes of Columbus, Ohio, also has a proposed single-family subdivision aimed for Barberville Road that is pending approval by the county. It would be a clustered-lot subdivision with two units per acre on 164 acres.
“Barberville Road is becoming subdivision row in Lancaster County,” Karagounis said.