City of Hardeeville holds meeting to discuss new development

HARDEEVILLE, SC (WTOC) - The city of Hardeeville is expected to double in size over the next two decades.

The new Jasper County Ocean Terminal will create around 1 million jobs in the area.

Thursday night, the community packed a city council meeting to hear how they will be impacted. There are traffic and environmental concerns, but the developer of a new 212-acre housing project assures the community all guidelines will be met.

Mayor Harry Williams says this growth will be a positive addition.

"Sun City of Hilton Head, of which this is a part, has been a very successful development over the last 21 years. Their homes continue to sell at a very high rate. There are so many more seniors coming to this area, and part of it's because of all the hoopla about Margaritaville," said Mayor Harry Williams, Hardeeville.

A second reading will take place in two weeks.

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