Traffic flows along Celanese Road Thursday in Rock Hill. York, Chester and Lancaster counties had 126 non-interstate road counts last year of 10,000 or more vehicles.

I-77 is bringing big business to Rock Hill

in Rock Hill News and Events

The business expected to come along Interstate 77 could create a drastic change in York County’s economy. So, the county is listening.

Planners have a public meeting set for 5 p.m. Thursday on the I-77 South Corridor Plan. There’s an online survey, too, asking stakeholders for an opinion on employment, traffic, housing, annexation and more. The I-77 plan is one of several areas tabbed for study.

In June, York County Council picked four areas for new small area plans. The idea is to set land-use rules specific to certain areas where they might best fit. Joining the I-77 South Corridor are area plans for Lake Wylie, Dave Lyle Boulevard to the Catawba River, and a light rail corridor.

The Lake Wylie online survey is available, too, with a public meeting Sept. 26. In Lake Wylie, the issue is residential growth. There are more than 2,400 homes and 250 townhomes approved for development in Lake Wylie. Another 400 homes, 25 townhomes and almost 300 apartments are proposed.