Six Mile residents worried about Oyster Point development
MOUNT PLEASANT — Gloria Walker anticipated a peaceful retirement from her nursing career until she heard about plans for nearly 600 homes at the end of Six Mile Road.
“I really thought I was going to lead a quiet life,” she said.
Now she worries about construction trucks and thousands of cars disrupting her tranquility.
“I’m not mad, but I wish they would give us some respect,” Walker said.
Walker, 65, said she expressed her worries about the Oyster Point development at meetings of the Planning Commission and Town Council. She felt that her opinion and those of other Six Mile community residents fell on deaf ears.
“The first time I went, I cried,” she said.
She built her small brick home in 1970 near the intersection of Rifle Range and Six Mile roads.
“I’m just concerned that we won’t be able to cross the road just to get to the sidewalk to take a walk,” she said.
D.R. Horton, the Oyster Point developer, plans 593 homes on about 200 acres of highland near the intersection of Six Mile and Palmetto Fort roads.
Six Mile resident Cheryl Mitchum worries that the resulting traffic will be a nightmare. She noted that a 250-home development called Palmetto Fort has been approved in Charleston County and will adjoin Oyster Point.
“It’s a true David and Goliath story. What they are doing is wrong,” Mitchum said.
Town Council is scheduled to consider final approval of Oyster Point on tonight.
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