Important Local Updates
**Updated Sep 1, 2020**
Face masks required... The Myrtle Beach City Council unanimously supported a public mask requirement during a special Council meeting on July 2. This requires residents and visitors to wear a cloth facemask at retail and foodservice establishments, as well as in public spaces at overnight accommodations. | Face Mask Executive Order 12 A | Mask Executive Order FAQs
** Exemptions from the mask requirement include when on the beach, when walking, when doing indoor or outdoor physical activity, in a car, in an unenclosed area of a retail or foodservice establishment, while actually eating, when working in a private office, within the same household as other family members or when an underlying medical condition precludes wearing a mask.
Myrtle Beach public beach access are open 24/7
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is open to use 24/7
Keep yourself up-to-date on SC Coronavirus protocols by visiting accelerate.sc.gov/guidelines
Happy Birthday MYRTLE BEACH BOARDWALK !
Did you know... That the Myrtle Beach boardwalk celebrated its 10th anniversary this spring? The oceanfront boardwalk and promenade opened with much fanfare on Saturday, May 15, 2010. Buddy Valastro, TLC’s “Cake Boss,” made a giant flip-flop cake for the occasion. The National Shag Dance Champions performed and a historical marker recalling the three Myrtle Beach Pavilions that stood nearby was unveiled. The 1.2-mile Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade features three unique sections, all of which provide a special environment whether it is a quiet raised wooden walkway over the dunes, a bustling district of shops and eateries, or a tranquil landscaped path which winds along the high-density hotel district.
Downtown Master Plan
The City of Myrtle Beach and MBDRC hired and partnered with Benchmark Planning to work closely with City Council on the creation of a Downtown Master Plan. The consultants and City Council developed a vision for a new Downtown Myrtle Beach based on the identity of 4 key areas in the Downtown: Oceanfront, Historic Main Street, Kings Highway Corridor, and a new Arts & Innovation District.
Historical Tax Credits
The National Tax Credit Program was implemented by the federal government in 1976 to help the private sector preserve historic buildings by providing a 20% federal tax credit for the rehabilitation of these historic buildings. While not downtown, we are still excited to see this credit being implemented at the Historic Waikiki Village Motel on 15th Ave. South.
Opportunity Zones 506 and 507 are at the center of the Grand Strand's tourism industry. These include the US HWY 501 Gateway into the heart of the Downtown Redevelopment District, a 1.5 mile Oceanfront Boardwalk, SBA HUBZone designation, several residential communities, Highway Commercial zoning, undeveloped and underdeveloped parcels, and so much more "opportunity!"