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D&D Motors, residential community get planning commission OK

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Monday, September 19, 2011

The Greer Planning Commission approved new zoning designations for one commercial and one residential application tonight at City Hall.

The Planning Commission approved rezoning 6.19 acres of land for the relocation of D&D Motors. The parcel was rezoned C-3 (highway commercial). D&D Motors has announced a $7 million relocation and expansion to 13645 E. Wade Hampton Blvd.

Property on Dillard Road, zoned residential-suburban was approved by the commission to be zoned Design Review District (DRD), single-family residential. The 9.05 acres will be for 43 detached single homes, described as patio homes. It’s the first time DRD has been used as a designation in Greer.

Both applications were given first reading and unanimous (7-0) zoning approval at the Sept. 13 City Council meeting. Second reading is scheduled at the Sept. 27 council meeting.

D&D Motors, a 74-years-old and three-generation business in Greer, will move three miles. D&D’s capital investment in a new, state-of-the-art 36,642 square foot dealership and service facility will also add 10 jobs to its existing 51-emloyee staff.

Dan Davenport and Earl Duncan founded D&D Ford in 1937 and originally located it in Greer’s historic downtown. D&D Ford was moved to its present location on Wade Hampton Blvd. as one of the original businesses to locate on Highway 29 in Greer.

Chuck Reichert of Fant, Reichert & Fogleman Inc. in Greenville, said the property owned by Donald B. Dillard and Dennis T. Dillard Trust located on Dillard Road, will feature homes priced from the $100,000s to mid $200,000s. They will typically be mixed use, favorable for families who are downsizing or single or married young professionals without children. “They are similar to the Blue Stone Cottages on Fairfield Road located behind Target on Wade Hampton Blvd.,” Reichert said.

The patio homes will have 1,400 square feet for single level and 2,400 square feet for two levels. Units will have two car garages and a homeowners association will charge regime fees for maintenance. The community will not be gated.

The units are contract homes and will receive water and sewer from the city of Greer.

• The planning commission approved rezoning two parcels of land on E. Fairview Road from commercial (C2) to single-family, residential (RM-1). A parcel adjacent and on the corner was denied residential rezoning. Commission members Don Foster and Clay Jones said the property rezoning is appropriately zoned as commercial. Don Clifton said the application is not appropriate for residential zoning.

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