Growth Impact, Area Developments & Road Projects

City Council is actively working to increase communications with surrounding areas regarding development that has an impact on our residents and schools. Staff was able to obtain, from York County, a map of all approved projects (as of January 26, 2016) for public edification.
 
You can also view the City's overall Growth Management Strategy, as well as active & proposed projects in Tega Cay.  
  1. Game On
  2. Cadence
  3. Windhaven
  4. Cameron Creek
  5. River Falls
On August 1, 2016, City Council approved an ordinance to annex and rezone property between Stonecrest Blvd. and Dam Road (site plan) for a 78 acre recreation & commercial complex including space for a performance center, 8 basketball courts, 4 soccer/multi-purpose fields, indoor/outdoor tennis courts, 35,000 sq. ft. aerobic and fitness center, aquatic center including a 50 meter pool, medical/urgent care rehab center, retail, restaurant and spa space, as well as a boutique hotel and parking deck. 

Watch presentation by developer to Council (7/18/16) (Note: Presentation begins at minute 5:40 in video)
Schematic Elevations
PDD Standards
Site Plan

  1. The Revere at Tega Cay
  2. Lake Ridge
  3. The Courtyards at Palmetto
  4. River Lakes (Phase 3)
  5. Serenity Point
The Revere is a 23.5+ acre is situated along Hubert Graham Way. The development was approved in 2014 for up to 336 apartment and multi-family homes. Estimated completion: 2018.

To view the site plan, click here.

Growth's Impact to the General Fund Budget- Today v. 2025

 

At the Special Council Meeting held on April 5, 2016, we received comments that the information, while good, wasn’t specific enough to Tega Cay.  In an attempt to help show previously provided information in a easier to understand format, the City went back pulled information from the original cost/benefit analysis provided to City Council prior to the Public Hearing on Windhaven, information from the tax impact analysis provided to City Council during first reading.  City staff also looked at methodologies used in the 2006 study by Clemson University for the City of York and methodologies suggested by the ICMA (International City/County Managers Association) in a 2000 publication.  In looking at those methodologies, staff found that each would require a variety of assumptions to be made in building a benefit or cost-to-serve analysis.  Instead of compiling a large cost-benefit analysis study, staff has compiled a side-by-side comparison of what our general fund budget looks like today versus what it would look like in 9 years once the development projects reach “build out” (assuming Windhaven, if approved, is the last annexation between now and then). 

As you look at the information, please note the very few assumptions that were made at the top of the page.  

The figure used to determine the future property tax amount was arrived at by using the figure located in the year 2025  line on the previously provided growth tax impact analysis + the commercial taxes that would be brought from Windhaven.

The figure use for auto tax is only what the city currently receives plus what the city would have at buildout with Windhaven at 300 homes, instead of 400 homes.   

Franchise Fees collected from York Electric, Duke Energy and Comporium were increased by a modest 4.2% (At 300 homes, Windhaven would represent approximately 8.3% of the total homes the city has today). 

The figure used for future Business Licenses envisions the city collecting only 1% more in 2025 that it collects today. 

Revenue collected for recreation programs was increased by 20%.  The City has experience a 2.5% growth in recreation every year for the past 10 years. 

While not all budget categories, or specific line items in a category, would generally be used in a cost-to-serve analysis, the comparison compiled by staff included everything in an effort to reduce assumptions.  As stated in the assumptions on the document, each department/category was increased by 20%.  That’s more than a 2% increase a year.  In the non-departmental section of the budget, the current bond debt payments + the proposed debt payment for the new fire station were included before the 20% increase was added which is why there is an almost $2 million swing from current budget to 2025 in that category. 

Budget Comparison- Today v. 2025
  1. Hubert Graham Way
  2. Gold Hill & Hwy. 160
  3. Hwy. 160 Expansion
  4. Gold Hill & I-77 Interchange
  5. C-Funds
Hubert Graham Way is a Pennies for Progress project connecting Stonecrest Boulevard with Tega Cay Drive. The project was bid July 16, 2015 with a bid opening scheduled for August 20, 2015. Construction in on going and Stonecrest Blvd. opened to traffic June 11th. Estimated completion of this project is Summer 2017.
 
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