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Concept image of the VA Clinic (Source: Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co) Concept image of the VA Clinic (Source: Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co)
Map showing the location at the ITAP property where the VA clinic would be. (Source: Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co) Map showing the location at the ITAP property where the VA clinic would be. (Source: Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – According to plans submitted to the Myrtle Beach Community Appearance Board (CAB) for review, a Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic could be the first building to occupy the International Technology and Aerospace Park (ITAP) property near the Myrtle Beach International Airport.

The preliminary floor plans for the two-story building were created by Cannon Design and presented to the city’s CAB last week by Thomas and Hutton Engineering Co.

The plans would place the building in the center of the 460-acre ITAP property located off Farrow Parkway. It would be the first building to occupy the park since construction on it started in 2013.

Right now there is the VA clinic and what's known as the VA annex not too far away in Market Common.

Two separate offices, veterans say offer different services. 

“It is for a lot of them, it's very confusing,” Arthur Livingston, a veteran, said.

The VA Annex is located in the offices at The Market Common building and no matter what, there's always a chance these veterans will be sent to Charleston.

“Well, we got some people who go to Charleston every week, and I have to go to Charleston once a month,” Livingston said.

This is because certain needs just can't be met here, and with so many patients, Livingston said the waits are long.

“We have a lot of people here at a small clinic, and we need something bigger for our vets because there's a lot of us in this area,” he said.

Another veteran, Jim Roscoe, couldn't say enough good things about the clinic's staff and care, but he also believes a bigger facility could only help.

“Yeah, I would really like to see that, not only for myself, but for all of the other veterans who need help,” Roscoe said.

While so many veterans are thankful for the care they are receiving, they would like the services to be in one large building that could accommodate all veterans.

“My doctor said I think they are trying to accommodate 20,000 vets, and in another five to 10 years, it would be 30,000," Roscoe said. "That’s a lot of help, a lot of help for vets.”

As of now, these are only plans and to bring this new VA clinic to life, it would be a group effort between the county and the city. It would be similar to the airport, as Horry County owns the ITAP property but it is within the city limits.

View a full copy of the initial plans for the building below:

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