MOUNT PLEASANT — A 46-acre tract owned by Seacoast Church here could be one of town’s newest neighborhoods, with as many as 119 homes.

Town Council’s planning committee voted 3-1 today to recommend downzoning the property to single-family, a move that would allow a developer to proceed with building homes.

The property is just off Seacoast Parkway, next to the Grassy Creek subdivision.

The rezoning comes after previous efforts to develop the property for a business use failed because of pressures from neighboring residents. The property is currently zoned economic development.

Councilman Chris Nickels did not cast one of the three votes in favor but said he supports the committee’s recommendation and likely will vote to approve it when it comes before full council on June 11.

“The committee was concerned about traffic but felt single-family homes would be good neighbors to single-familiy homes,” he said.

Read more in upcoming editions of The Post and Courier.