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service or activity of the City of Greer Planning Division, should contact Ruthie Helms, ADA Coordinator at (864) 848-5397 or City Administrator (864) 848-5387 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
The development planned for this +/-18.53-acre tract (TMS 0529030101303 and currently zoned I- 1, Industrial District), located at the intersection
of Gibbs Shoals Road and West Phillips Road, will utilize the Design Review District (DRD) zoning classification. The development will consist of approximately 252 market rate multi-family apartments made up of 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3- bedroom units. Parking will be provided at a rate of 2 spaces per unit and will be built to City standards. On-site Infrastructure will consist of standard curb and gutter along internal roads and parking areas, as well as public water mains, public sewer mains, storm drainage, and site lighting.
2. Phasing Density The proposed project consists of 252 multi-family apartments made up of 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom units with a possible
adjustment to those exact numbers based on final architecture and engineering plans to be developed; but, the overall density of the project will not exceed 252 units. The project is intended to be constructed in 1 phase, depending on weather and site conditions. If the development proceeds as expected, build-out will be complete within approximately 18 months.
The developer will provide a traffic impact analysis prepared by a registered engineer in compliance with SCDOT requirements. The study will identify
appropriate improvements to mitigate additional traffic loads created by the proposed development. The developer, SCDOT, and City of Greer will make appropriate improvements to surrounding roads based on the recommendation of the final Traffic Impact Analysis. A focal point of the traffic study will be the intersection of Gibbs Shoals Road and W Phillips Road.
5. Building Height The max building height shall be 45 feet, measured from the finished floor elevation to the top of the roof. Due to existing
topography on-site, split-level buildings will be utilized. Split-level buildings, where 3 stories are provided on one half of the building and 4 stories on the other, shall be permitted to exceed 45 feet on the four-story side provided that there is vehicular fire access to the 3-story side of the building. In general, the 4-story side will face away from the public R/W or adjacent properties and towards the interior of the site.
7. Landscaping and Open Space The site will include several open spaces areas for recreational use by the tenants. The open space will include both
active and passive areas. Examples of active open spaces would include, but are not limited to: pocket parks, amenity lawns, or game lawns. Examples of passive open spaces would include, but are not limited to: stormwater management ponds, utility easement areas, and any other landscape space.
The primary entrance drive will be heavily landscaped and as noted will contain an entrance monument for the development. Sidewalks will connect the
development s open spaces. The sidewalk will also connect back to any future public sidewalk system along Gibbs Shoals Road. Please refer to the Preliminary Development Plan for further clarification on the sidewalks proposed for this development.
The landscape will consist of street trees, outdoor lighting to match the surrounding residential streetscape, and foundation plantings at the units.
Buffers will be provided where needed to separate incompatible uses and screen undesired views. Buffers may consist of opaque, evergreen vegetation at minimum height of 6 at time of planting, opaque fencing, earthen berms, or any combination thereof. Parking areas will be planted to meet City requirements. Emphasis will be placed on adding canopy trees to break up parking areas and reduce the urban heat island effect. Canopy tree plantings shall be diverse in nature and a mixture of native/naturalized species shall be used.
8. Sewer/Water A new sewer easement will provide access to the existing sanitary sewer main located along the Enoree River that is owned and
maintained by ReWa. A new extension that ties into the ReWa main will serve the site. Public water is available along Gibbs Shoals Road to serve the development and is owned and maintained by Greer Commission of Public Works. The new sewer and water mains will be built to public standards and turned over to Greer Commission of Public Works.