York County, S.C., just south of Charlotte, N.C., received 1,855 residential building plans in 2014 and another 2,534 in 2015, according to ken Elkins of The Charlotte Business Journal. That's too much, according to local politicians.
York County Council gave preliminary approval on Monday night for a freeze on residential building for the unincorporated area of Fort Mill Township.
The vote was 5-2 with Council Chairman Britt Blackwell and Bump Roddey voting against the building moratorium, which would expire next year.
The moratorium stemmed from the county's inability to keep pace with development.
Council member Michael Johnson of Tega Cay proposed the housing-freeze ordinance, saying road building and intersection improvements in the county aren’t keeping pace with the added traffic brought on by the growth in housing.