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Old 07-20-2017, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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This should be one big NOTHINGBURGER with cheese... The City needs to work with the owner to identify another parcel in a more appropriate area and relocate the plant. There could be local and state incentives to help facilitate this and likely a potential developer who might be interested in their current property.. West Cola may not have an economic development machine like Columbia but I am sure Lexington County and even the State Economic Development arm could assist.... There are plenty of options out near I-26.. ideally they should want to keep them in West Columbia proper.
I believe they raise their chickens in the Batesville/Leesburg area. I wonder why not relocate the processing plant closer to the source?
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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I would imagine it has to do with both money and permitting. Building a new processing plant somewhere else would be very expensive and the profit from the sale of the existing property probably wouldn't come close to covering it. Then there is the matter of regulatory compliance...I would imagine that opening a new plant would require jumping through a million hoops and all that comes into play only after you deal with all the NIMBY people who might live anywhere around the new location.

I don't' see them moving unless the state and county come together with some sort of fast track approvals, permit waivers, utility concessions, multi year tax breaks and more.
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:30 AM
 
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I would imagine it has to do with both money and permitting. Building a new processing plant somewhere else would be very expensive and the profit from the sale of the existing property probably wouldn't come close to covering it. Then there is the matter of regulatory compliance...I would imagine that opening a new plant would require jumping through a million hoops and all that comes into play only after you deal with all the NIMBY people who might live anywhere around the new location.

I don't' see them moving unless the state and county come together with some sort of fast track approvals, permit waivers, utility concessions, multi year tax breaks and more.


Do you think they are "grandfathered" in where they currently are? The Vista and the surrounding area has changed from industrial to residential mixed use... Canalside is right across the river not to mention the condos next door and luxury homes less than a mile south. Also, more and more people are starting to use the river for recreation. I don't know anything about the operation of that plant.. but if they are discharging anything into the river (or taking water out of it) I can imagine at some point (if not already) it may become illegal or at least no longer palatable. The odor alone should cause others to rethink that use at that location from a regulatory standpoint....


I think you are right in that the right people, likely from the State along with State and local politicos, are not around the table or have no interest in getting around it for whatever reason.. It seems like something that could be a "win win" if there is enough political will and $$$ to find another location and to redevelop the existing site for other uses.
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:53 PM
 
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The Saluda Riverwalk finally broke ground! To be honest, I thought it was already under construction. Still, this is going to be a great form of public access to the river and will be a great news story for those questioning the efficacy of the Richland County Penny Tax.

http://www.coladaily.com/wp-content/...River-plan.png
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:35 PM
 
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The Saluda Riverwalk finally broke ground! To be honest, I thought it was already under construction. Still, this is going to be a great form of public access to the river and will be a great news story for those questioning the efficacy of the Richland County Penny Tax.

http://www.coladaily.com/wp-content/...River-plan.png
Nice. Now if only they persuade ICRC, or whoever was Going to connect that path to the dam, to jump back on that would be awesome.
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Columbia,SC
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Here comes the complaining already.

Citizens Concerned About River Lasers | News | free-times.com
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Old 07-27-2017, 05:52 AM
 
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Was the public consulted on this? Seems like some outreach may have helped...but then again.....if bats and birds change their hunting grounds because of it and start to antagonize the people of the left bank....all hell will break loose
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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As a tree-lover I'm not a fan of lights in trees year-round, and as a river-lover I don't think I'd be down with this for ten years either.
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Old 08-18-2017, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Columbia,SC
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USC OK’s $460 million student housing project

USC approves $460 million 'Campus Village' student housing project | The State
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Old 08-19-2017, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Hopefully that will provide construction jobs for many of the people laid off by SCE&G.
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