Developer to transform mobile home community in York County to ease affordable housing crisis

YORK COUNTY, S.C. — There are plans to address the affordable housing crisis in York County by transforming a mobile home community into one that’s about 15 times larger.

Developers said it wouldn’t be a typical mobile home park. Richard Gee, who is vice president of Gvest Capital, which is behind the plan, said it would look similar to one in Concord, with paved roads and amenities for residents.

“Brand new homes, paved roads, sidewalks, make it a premium community and set in certain standards to make sure it never gets this way again,” Gee said.

The developer wants to build the new community on 155 acres of land off Highway 5 between Rock Hill and York. The current mobile home park there sits on about 10 acres.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Tina Terry learns that not everyone is on board with the plan.

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