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Developer drops bid to rezone in Richmond Hill Plantation
Change would have impacted 10.8 acres off Port Royal, Sterling Links Way

A development company that planned to add multi-family homes in Richmond Hill Plantation at the corner of Port Royal Road and Sterling Links Way has apparently decided to drop those plans.

City Council learned Tuesday the developer, Elbow Cay Land Holdings, LLC, is now unsure of what it will do with the approximately 10.8 acres currently zoned for commerical development and is dropping the application.

The developer's decision to drop its bid to rezone from future commercial to future multi-family means it will have to start from scratch if it brings the matter back before the city. The application had been twice tabled at the developer's request before council put a deadine of Sept. 2 on hearing the matter.  

The news was greeted with relief by Jake Mullins, one of a number of Richmond Hill Plantation residents opposed to the addition of multi-family homes on the parcel.

Mullins thanked council members and city staff for keeping residents informed on the process.  

"I can't tell you how happy I am and how proud I am to be a part of this thing that really works," he said. "I mean it really worked. We had no idea of what to expect ... I've learned a lot."

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