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Published 4:15 pm Thursday, February 15, 2018

Apartment developer withdrawals request 

LANDRUM – While it would have been a good thing for the city, Landrum will not be getting a new apartment complex on East Rutherford Street, as leaders originally thought.  

During Tuesday’s city council meeting, Mayor Robert Briggs announced that the developer had withdrawn his request for multi-family use zoning of nearly 10 acres at 1509 E. Rutherford St. 

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According to Landrum City Administrator Rich Caplan, the city’s planning commission had approved the annexation of the property during their meeting Monday. Shortly after the meeting, though, Schaumber Development, of Greenville, withdrew their request for zoning, saying there were some tax credit issues that did not work out in favor of the development.  

The company was planning a 49-unit apartment complex on the property next to Maybry Motors.  

“[The developer] is very impressed with Landrum, and the project may come up again next year,” Briggs said. 

In other business during the city council meeting, the council heard concerns expressed about the storm water control project on Highway 14 near the Hayrack.  

The Landrum City Council is still considering the best way to fund the project, as bids came back nearly $14,000 more than was originally thought would be needed for their part of the repair cost.     

“We need to get this project done,” said Spartanburg County Council Representative Bob Walker.  

The council also approved the first reading of Ordinance 2018, which provides for the implementation of the Provisions of the Fairness in Lodging Act, the re-allocation of a state park grant for the repairs of Brookwood trail bridges and drainage, the rezoning for the Keystone Storage property on the corner of Turner Street and Peach Street, adopted a safety policy for 2018 and accepted the financial statement. 

City council members Daniel Prince and Tammy Cox were not present. Public comment included a request for an update on the storm water drainage problem on Oak Street, to which Caplan said they were working on getting bids for study of the problem.