Myrtle Beach City Council approves new development near Coastal Grand Mall

A new mixed-used development will be coming to the city of Myrtle Beach.
Published: Sep. 12, 2023 at 11:25 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 12, 2023 at 2:22 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – A new mixed-use development will be coming to the city of Myrtle Beach.

During the Myrtle Beach City Council meeting on Tuesday morning, councilmembers passed the final reading to create the Seaside Farms Planned Unit Development.

Documents show that the development will be located on nearly 18 acres of vacant land at Robert M. Grissom Parkway and Pine Island Road.

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The project includes six multifamily buildings and a commercial business addition, similar to the Market Common.

Seaside Farms will be developed in seven phases with the residential portion of the development to be done in each phase. The commercial area of the planned unit development will be constructed during Phase 7, according to city documents.

“All phases of the Project are expected to be completed by the 7th anniversary of the approval of this PUD (planned unit development),” city council documents state.

Along with the approval of the development, the nearly 18 acres where it will be built has been annexed into the city of Myrtle Beach.

This allows the city to fill a so-called “donut hole.” There are a number of properties that are owned by Horry County but are surrounded by Myrtle Beach-owned properties.

Myrtle Beach Assistant City Manager Brian Tucker said filling donut holes is always a plus.

“Donut holes are management nightmares because you have jurisdiction within a jurisdiction,” Tucker said. “County resources are already spread thin so having them come in to address a single issue on a tiny piece of property in the middle of the city somewhere is just problematic.”

He added that the city is dealing with a shortage of housing so this new development will help address the need.