Recap of 2020 Local Government Activities

Recap of 2020 Local Government Activities


  • Anderson County approved new subdivisions as well as some rezoning of tracts of land. These include:
  • Woodglen Housing Development including 592 units built in two phases
  • 19-acre tract along Welpine road to include an apartment complex with 252 units
  • 675 single-family residences on a tract of land in Piedmont along SC 86 and Blossom Branch Road (pending sewer access)
  • A 141-acre tract of land along Liberty Hwy was rezoned for Single Family Residential
  •  A 10-acre tract of land along the Hwy 81 Scenic Route was rezoned for Mixed Family Residential
  • Valley Oaks Subdivision was delayed pending a staff recommendation. The subdivision is planned for Midway Road.  Consideration will be carried into 2021.
  • Anderson County Council adopted a first reading of a new flag lot ordinance. No further action was taken in 2020.
  • Anderson County Council created the Land Use Ad-Hoc committee to discuss lot sizes throughout the County. This committee will continue into 2021.


  • Clemson City Council annexed .29 acres along Hwy 133 into the City zoned for RM-3.
  • Clemson City Council imposed a moratorium on construction of new private streets.


  • Oconee County Council held a hearing on affordable housing. It was for information purposes, no actionionable items at this time. 
  • Oconee County Council also discussed their 2020-2021 Comprehensive Plan. The discussions centered around budget items. 


  • Pickens County Council approved two developments this year which include:
    • 20 Unit Single Family Attached/Townhouse Development. The property is located on Rice Road, Rice Street, and W. Arial Street in Easley.
    • 22 lot Single Family Residential Open Space Development. The property is located on Church Street and Arial Street in Easley.
  • Pickens County Council also discussed rebranding, tourism, beautification, and protecting natural resources.  The Blue Ridge Corridor is included in the plan slated for 2021.