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North Myrtle Beach Officials to Review 1,363-acre Project

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North Myrtle Beach Officials to Review 1,363-acre Project

Planned development bordering Grande Dunes petitions to join city

By Janelle Frost
March 08, 2008

North Myrtle Beach Planning Commission members expect at their next meeting to decide whether to recommend to City Council that 1,363 acres west of the Intracoastal Waterway be annexed into the city.

The land is located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Carolina Bays Parkway, or S.C. 31, and S.C. 22, extends to the waterway and borders the Grande Dunes neighborhood in Myrtle Beach.

Commission members reviewed and made some suggestions earlier this week on the proposed project called Parkway Group PUD.

Members – including H. G. Worley Jr., who was recently appointed to the board – also reviewed information from Horry County Schools that suggested the project could add 700 to 900 students to county schools.

Plans for the project include multifamily homes, single-family homes, commercial space and a marina.

Commission members’ suggestions include reducing the project’s density from a total of 10,000 residential units to 8,000 units, connecting some proposed roads, building a landscaped median and creating multipurpose paths, trees and sidewalks, Commission Chairman Fred Coyne said.

“The trend is to try to get more of a neighborhood feel,” Coyne said.

He said the commission plans to continue review of the project and a development agreement at its March 18 meeting.

“We’re still excited about this project,” Coyne said. “It says a lot about North Myrtle Beach and the owners that they want to be a part of the city.”

The six owners of the six tracts in the project are asking the city to annex and zone the property as a planned-unit development.

The property owners of the project include Apache Properties; CW Hills, JW Holliday Family and Myrtle Beach National Co.; Henry Road West, Seashore Farms, LL Chestnut, and Reach 9.

The owners are looking for the project to not exceed more than 10,246 residential units and 4.36 million square feet of commercial space on the property, based on an application submitted to the city.

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