FLORENCE, S.C. — The Alligator West development will be divided into two main sections: the part north of Alligator Road and the part south of the road.

Developer David Lowe recently spoke with the Morning News concerning the Alligator West development on the west side of the intersection of Twin Church and Alligator roads.

Lowe said the 283-acre development is divided into two parts: the 83-acre part north of Alligator Road and the 200-acre part south of Alligator Road.

The southern part, he said, will be developed into larger lots for those who wish to custom-build a home on one, five or 50 acres. This portion of the development is in Florence County. In the southern part, Lowe said, the developers have already received contact from six or seven interested parties who have begun the permitting process.

The northern part, he added, will feature 2,000-square-foot homes with “streets, curbs, gutters, everything.” This portion of the development is already annexed into the city of Florence.

This portion will also be developed first, as homes with 2,000 square feet are an active market segment. Lowe said that as soon as the development agreement is approved by the Florence City Council, which could happen at the council’s July meeting or even earlier at a work session, construction on roads in the development would begin.

A development agreement between the developers and the city of Florence was approved on first reading on Monday.

Lowe there were several developers looking to build homes in the northern part.

Lowe said his brother, S.C. Rep. Phillip Lowe, had previous experience developing properties in the Florence area, and the two are partnering on the project.

Phillip has developed Forest Lake Shores and is currently developing The Grove on Ebenezer Road.

“He knew what to look for, and he was made aware of 283 acres of land for sale,” David Lowe said.

A portion of the northern and southern parts has been reserved for potential commercial use.

Lowe said the northern portion along Twin Church Road would feature two lots zoned commercial.

The southern part, he added, would have the very first holding as a commercial property. He said a local church is looking at that property.

Government and Poltics Reporter

I cover the city of Florence, the county of Florence, the state legislative delegation of Florence County and surrounding areas, and the federal delegation representing the Pee Dee for the Morning News.

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