Irmo Planning Commission members approved plans Monday night for a new housing subdivision in Irmo. The vote was held over from the January meeting as members wanted to require a second access point.
Plans call for 162 homes to be built on the 8000 block of Irmo Drive near the Murray Landing shopping center at the intersection of N. Lake Drive. Robert Wilder of real estate investor Blake Whitney Thompson Co. is representing the developers and said the community has been named Shoals Landing.
Planning commission members are requiring another access point on the back side of the property for emergency vehicles only. This will allow fire and EMS personnel a second way into the subdivision during peak travel time. A locked gate will butt up against the adjacent Waterford subdivision.
Wilder said construction is expected to start in about two months. The developer has not yet released the names of the two builders involved as contracts still are being finalized.
The state Department of Transportation also has advised a right deceleration lane for the development.