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Lancaster County purchases waterfront parcel on Carters Cove for $550,000

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

LANCASTER—Following a closed session discussion, the Lancaster board of supervisors on Thursday, February 24, approved the purchase of a 4.892 acre property at 212 Carters Cove Drive in Weems.

In a 5-0 vote, the board authorized staff to close on the property for a price of $550,000. Craig Giese, William Smith, Ernest Palin, Jason Bellows and William Lee all voted in favor.

The property first came to the county’s attention during a July 15, 2021, public hearing with the planning commission. Then property owner, H30 Investments LLC, sought to rezone the property from industrial to residential. During the discussion about the application, director of planning and land use Brian Barnes reminded the commission that one of the goals of the comprehensive plan “is to create a public boat ramp on Carter Creek,” but commission member Tom Richardson said the road to the property would be a limiting factor….

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