Eyewitness News has been reporting on a major mall project for months. Monday's zoning meeting was a major step in getting it off the ground. But for the first time, we heard from critics who want the city to stop the project.
The proposed 350,000-square-foot outlet mall would bring 900 jobs and millions of dollars in construction to get it built.
But some residents are concerned about the effect the development would have on the environment -- particularly the area's water supply. Jan Beasley says past development has ravaged Lake Wylie and she wants leaders to clean it up before approving any new development.
"We respectfully ask that you protect the region's water, drinking water at all costs and that you don't talk about it, but do something about it," says Beasley.
Tuesday, developers plan to ask county leaders for millions of dollars in tax breaks to help pay for roads and utility improvements.