Construction for Socastee improvement could begin this year

Construction for Socastee improvement could begin this year

Construction on a 1,600 home and condo improvement could begin this year, as per a Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation’s newsletter.

Between time Director of Horry County Planning and Zoning David Schwerd said since the rezoning plans were passed in 2018, no new plans have been submitted, so it’s hazy when construction will start.

The proposition has had a long adventure and change after mortgage holders communicated worries about the plans in their original form. Horry County Councilman Cam Crawford said the plans were at first displayed as a campground and amphitheater, which he said he would vote against.

Crawford said the plans were sent back to the designer who made a few changes, eventually concocting a 1,600 unit advancement made out of homes and apartments with 370,000 square feet for retail and dining next to the Intracoastal Waterway.

“It was gone for a year, year and a half, and it came back in its current form,” said Crawford.

Community individuals like Michelle McGee who possesses Folly Estates by the proposed plans said they’re happy with the present format. She said there’s various things the engineer balanced that improved her vibe about how things would work out.

“They talked about whenever they start developing that they’re going to do a construction entrance into their property so it will not effect Folly Road or Watergate Drive,” said McGee, “I think it’s going to add a lot of pluses to the community I think It’s going to clean up the area.”