MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Plans that include demolishing two Breakers Resort hotel towers and replacing them with Marriott towers are up for a final review before city council Tuesday afternoon.
Over the past few weeks, city officials have worked with the developer to determine the public benefit of this project.
Planning Director for the City of Myrtle Beach Carol Coleman said the city and the developer determined the open space and park-like area, being referred to as a vista, will serve as one part of the benefit to the public. Visitors will be able to view the oceanfront and walk from the vista.
Coleman said they are also working to make 21st Avenue North more walkable, make it more attractive in terms of landscaping and even realign a portion of the street so you will be able to see the vista and oceanfront view as you drive towards the beach.
There will be a public hearing held today before the final reading by city council. Even if plans pass through city council, the project will still have to go before the Community Appearance Board before anything is finalized.
If plans are finalized, Coleman says construction wouldn't start until late 2018.