Welcome to the Myrtle Beach Downtown Master Plan project page! Here, we will post all relevant information about the planning process to keep you, the public, informed. Be sure you visit this page periodically for the most up to date information.

"City Council Adopts Myrtle Beach Downtown Master Plan"  3/12/2019

The downtown master plan focuses on four districts: Oceanfront, Kings Highway, Historic Main Street, and an Arts District. 
The goal is to create a vibrant and thriving urban center that capitalizes on diversity and serves residents and visitors for many years.Click the link here to access the Resolution (R2019-020).  Thank you to everyone who has played a role in the creation of this Myrtle Beach Downtown Master Plan.  We understand many of you had schedules that did not allow you to be present during presentations and input sessions.  A download of the presentation is available in the button below.  The presentation is the final version presented to Council.  DRC staff is looking forward to working with everyone on the implementation process to accomplish this plan.  Check back soon for more updates.

2019 Downtown Master Plan

With the adoption of the Downtown Master Plan, Phase 1 Implementation has begun.  Thank you for your interest in Downtown and we ask for your continued engagement and support.  Here you will find the full Downtown Master Plan document our City is working hard to achieve.  If you are a current business owner or future investor, please visit our incentives page to learn more. 

Implementation Update

September 2019

Phase 1 Implementation Updates are given to City Council each month and posted here for your reference.  The Downtown Development Office, City Managers, and Department Heads meet each month to review the update presentation together.  The City has placed a high level of importance on establishing this cross-functional team dedicated to the necessary collaboration and communication it will take to execute the Downtown Master Plan vision. 

What is the Downtown Master Plan?

The City of Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation 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 are developing a vision for the new Downtown Myrtle Beach based on the identity of 4 key areas in the Downtown: Oceanfront, Historic Main Street, Kings Highway Corridor, and the Superblock / potential Arts District.  The final Master Plan will be presented to Council on February 26, 2019.

What's The Investment?

City Council approved funding for the $88,000 contract during its Wednesday meeting on 6/12/2018.




City of Myrtle Beach

Downtown Development Office

517 9th Avenue North

Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Myrtle Beach INFO Line:
(843) 918-4636

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