Some residents upset with Shelter Cove redevelopment plans | News
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC)-
An economic redevelopment project on Hilton Head Island is promising jobs, living space and a community atmosphere but some residents aren't too happy about some of the plans.
Redevelopment plans for Shelter Cove have been sent to the town for approval. The Belk at the mall will stay but many of the other retail spaces will be torn down and rebuilt as a Kroger, a gas station, restaurants and shops. The plans also include a waterfront park and an apartment building, which has some residents at nearby Newport Villas upset.
"We have a lot of fear and anxiety about the project. We are afraid of ecological damage, environmental damage and economic damage to our existing homes," says Juana Quick, Newport Villas resident.
Residents plan to speak-up at Tuesday's town council meeting for the first official public hearing on the development plan.
The developer purchased most of the land and the mall for just over $17 million and will trade five acres of land with the town for land adjacent to the mall so it can be developed as part of the project.
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