New development considered on Indian Wells Golf Course

New Development Considered on Indian Wells Golf Course

Garden City, SC (WMBF) - A quiet neighborhood in Garden City might see some changes coming soon.

512 total housing units with lot sizes of 7,000 square feet, 17 acres of ponds, a garden, and amenity center.

I reached out to Founders Group International for comment and they replied with a statement saying, “Indian Wells Golf Club has long been one of the most scenic golf courses on the South Strand. Although the course is not for sale now, FGI has requested that Horry County re-zone the land. Indian Wells Golf Club will continue to be maintained at the highest standards our golfers have come to expect.”

Dave Smith has been living in the community for five years. His concern is traffic.

“It’s a 25 mph speed limit and they do 40-45 mph. They don’t stop at traffic signs so what’s going to happen when we get another 500 to 1,000 people living in here," he says.

David Schwerd is the interim planning director of Horry County Zoning.

“There’s always going to be concerned," he says. "You can never make every single person happy especially when you’re changing the view if you bought property and you’re used to seeing golf courses and you used to see trees and the developer wants to put in houses so you’re always going to have some concerns.”

Earl Black, a three-year resident, is worried about congestion and flooding.

“We all have real concerns as to the outcome from when it’s going to start, he says. “No one knows, but whenever it starts, it’s not going to be good for us.”

The rezoning request and redevelopment proposal will be discussed at a Horry County Planning Commission workshop December 27th. It will also be on the agenda for the planning commission meeting on January 10th.

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