Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach City Council gave first nod on Tuesday to annexing 100 acres of land into the city near the Myrtlewood Golf Course.
Burroughs & Chapin, the company that owns nearly 600 acres of land, including the golf course, had requested the whole area be rezoned, but changed their request to just 85 acres closest to US-17 Bypass and the Robert Grissom Parkway. The annexed area would have similar zoning as current county zoning allows.
Burroughs & Chapin representatives said they agreed to remove the golf course from consideration, which was the big concern for many of the residents in the area.
"They won't have to wake up in the morning and read a sign 'Eat at Joes'," said Jerry McCartney, who lives in the Magnolia North complex. "We're very happy and we appreciate Burroughs & Chapin addressing our concerns, and as of right now, I'm real happy with the decision."
"A lot of people were concerned about losing the golf course, and that certainly is a factor," added Larry Reiter, who lives in Magnolia Pointe.
Reiter says he still has some concerns of traffic if the highway commercial area between Highway 17 and Wild Iris Drive is redeveloped, but he's happy the golf course will remain.
Council passed the ordinance for first reading on Tuesday and will have to pass it one more time before it's a done deal.