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York Co. OKs grocery store rezoning

The York County Council voted Monday 7-0 to approve the third, and final reading, of Lidl US’s rezoning petition to build a grocery store on 7.5 acres north of S.C. Highway 160. The tract currently features a few single-family homes.

Lidl, based in Germany, is a discount supermarket chain. The company sought to rezone the property to business development district from its previous designation for residential and light industrial use.

The county’s planning staff and planning commission recommended approval of the rezoning request even though it was inconsistent with the land-use plan, which calls for low-density housing and light-industrial uses.

The planning staff said Lidl’s plans were compatible with uses found on surrounding tracts, and that there was a minimal likelihood of the individual parcels in the 7.5 acres being developed for industry.

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