The residents in the neighborhoods surrounding the Doby's Bridge area are strongly against the plans to build a 7-Eleven and a self-storage facility at the proposed site located at the intersection of Doby's Bridge Rd. & Fort Mill Southern By-pass. There is an elementary school less than 50 yards from the proposed site. This poses a threat to our children. An ABC News report stated self-storage facilities experience crime such as burglary or assault once every two months on average. This type of facility should NOT be located next to an elementary school. Additionally, convenience stores such as 7-Eleven are often popular targets for crime such as shoplifting and armed robbery. These facilities should not be placed adjacent to an elementary school for the safety of our children.
The residents in the nearby neighborhoods would recommend this space be used for retail business similar to the businesses located in Baxter Village, which attract families who live in the community, rather than businesses that potentially attract crime and provide no benefit to the residents in the nearby neighborhoods. Further, the proposed self-storage and 7-Eleven will undoubtably reduce the value of our homes due to the potential for an increase in crime. We are strongly against this.
Update #55 months ago
In case you haven't heard, we have built a website dedicated to this cause. https://www.kidshealthandsafety.com/ It has been belt to help educate those that do know the harmful effects of the gas fumes and toxins it produces. We are still working on content for the storage facilities, but it is a good start. I would like to also add that I had a very good phone conversation yesterday and I think we are finally headed down the right pathway.
Thanks you for your support. Keep spreading the news
Update #45 months ago
Hello everyone. Thank you for your support thus far. We are pulling together as a team, but we need all of you to help us spread the word and engage your council members. We have been getting so much more evidence showing how this is wrong. We need you to Please show up to tomorrows town hall meeting, Tuesday May 21st, and bring your children, we need them to be seen.
The address is 112 Confederate St. Fort Mill, SC. Seats fill up fast, so come early and stand out front with those signs.
Update #36 months ago
Hi supporters, if you haven't already. Please sign up for our facebook group in our continued efforts.
Update #26 months ago
Hi everyone! We are moving forward in getting the knowledge out to our community about what is going into The Crossing at Doby's Bridge and it's potential harm. We have started a facebook group called "Families Against Endangering Our Kids" where will will be sharing any updates as well as images and information for you to pass along to your neighbors and FB friends. Please join the group and help us with this movement.
Update #16 months ago
Little update from the meeting. There were three of us that stood up speak. We had a lot to say, but only 3 minutes each to speak. We did walk away with a good takeaway, which we need to monopolize on very quickly. The mayor stated, and I quote, "we can not choose a brand". She said that multiple times. I feel like she was leading us not to focus on the name 7-eleven, but rather the line, gas stations. We need a lawyer now, one that does land use and zoning to help us proceed. Help! Anyone.