Burroughs & Chapin Plans More Expansion by Airport


July 8, 2008

Land north and south of the Myrtle Beach International Airport tied up in failed airport and boat landing projects could be freed for development if Horry County Council takes the recommendation of the county’s legal team.

The lawyers will on Wednesday recommend to an airport committee that the county grant Burroughs & Chapin Co. Inc.’s request to give up the options to buy the land.

The land was part of the multi-county business park, a complex land deal brokered by the company, city and county that, among other things, allowed B&C to build Coastal Grand Mall and stretched Myrtle Beach’s city limits across the Intracoastal Waterway.

Now, B&C says that because the county will not proceed with previous airport expansion plans and the city will not build a boat landing, the company should be able to develop the land and will accept any height restrictions the airport or Federal Aviation Administration feels is necessary for safety.

The land in question is two triangular parcels that total nearly 30 acres on the Midway Par 3 golf course and a 20.5 acre patch of woods between U.S. 17 Bypass and the Waterway. The proposal will be presented to the Airport Advisory Committee at 9 a.m. Wednesday but must also go before Horry County Council.


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