What do Impact Fees mean and how does it apply to me?

    (Photo: Town of Fort Mill)

    There is no denying the growth in Fort Mill, SC.  Some love it.  Some hate it.  Regardless of your position though, it’s happening.

    There are currently two elementary schools frozen (Doby’s Bridge and Gold Hill).  Those children unable to attend their zoned school are either bused to a neighboring school or dropped off by a guardian.  And the numbers continue to rise creating strain now on other school classrooms.

    So how do we build new schools?  How do impact fees work and what does that mean to me?

    The way SC Law is written, there are a lot of requirements to meet before an impact fee can be assessed, but the school district is working very hard, and in partnership with York County Council, to make that happen.  They hope to know something later this spring.

    In the meantime, we’ve collected information and articles to keep our readership informed on how they work.

    Town of Fort Mill – Development Impact Fees (how it works)
    Rock Hill Herald – Price of growth: Fort Mill voters will be asked to OK $190M for 3 new schools, more
    Rock Hill Herald – Fort Mill schools want to quadruple their new home fee. But it’s up to York County.
    Rock Hill Herald – York County is eyeing new impact fees.  See who the county wants to bring in to help.
    Rock Hill Herald – Fort Mill schools want an impact fee. York County may, too. So they made a deal.


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