The City and its Downtown Development Office are enthusiastically leading an aggressive implementation schedule of new projects to promote economic growth and sustainability in Downtown Myrtle Beach.
NANCE PLAZA REVITALIZATION
Upcoming - November 2018
Nance Plaza was constructed in honor of Daniel Wayne Nance and Mary Ellen Todd Nance for their significant contributions to Myrtle Beach's early civic, business and religious growth. The plaza is complete with brick pathways, public drinking fountains, and an animated and lighted water fountain centerpiece. New amenities to the park will included ambient tree lighting, decorative fencing, and seating. These additions will greatly improve the safety of the park and broaden it's usage. Additions are slated to complete by end of 2018.
MID-BLOCK PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALKS
Ongoing - Contact us if you are interested in a pedestrian crosswalk at your location
The mid-block crosswalks are partially funded by private property owners in partnership with the City and DRC. Mid-block crosswalks are designed and located to increase pedestrian safety and convenience, improve the aesthetic appearance of this busy corridor, and improve vehicular circulation.
CREATOR & INNOVATOR SOCIAL
Event - June 2018
Artists and entrepreneurs exchanged ideas about possibilities big and small, from makers spaces and art walks to teaching and technology. Suggestions included retrofitting spaces where artists and craftsmen could create, classes be taught, skills learned, and where niche bistros, breweries and bakeries could exist.
CAN AM PUBLIC RESTROOMS
The MBDRC completed a new restroom facility in the DRC District conveniently located in an alleyway on the west-side of Ocean Boulevard across from Plyler Park and the SkyWheel. The facility serves the increased demand for clean, well-maintained restrooms along Ocean Boulevard closest to its busiest intersection.
3rd AVENUE SOUTH GATEWAY
The 3rd Avenue South Gateway project now connects with the South Carolina Department of Transportation's 3rd Avenue South Improvement Project and has created an improved vehicular and pedestrian connection from Highway 501 & Gateway to the Family Kingdom South Entertainment District at Ocean Boulevard.
HWY 17 BUSINESS ROAD & UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS
The City of Myrtle Beach has recently completed the Kings Hwy renovation project in the DRC District including new sidewalks and streetscape, utility improvements, and turning lane additions.
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BOARDWALK & PROMENADE
A Myrtle Beach attraction, the 1.2-mile Oceanfront Boardwalk groundbreaking was held Saturday, May 15, 2010. The Boardwalk 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.
PLYLER PARK OCEANFRONT PARK & FESTIVAL SPACE
Justin Whitaker Plyler was an early visionary who loved Myrtle Beach and saw what it could become. In the 1940s, he dreamed of a reasonably priced destination that was so much fun people would want to visit again and again. That dream became reality. Plyler Park was dedicated during the Sun Fun Festival (June 3, 2005). It's major use is hosting Hot Summer Nights, a children's festival and concert series that runs throughout the 100 days of Summer. The park is also great for casual enjoyment of ocean views and adjacent attractions.
Mr. JOE WHITE GATEWAY UTILITY & STREETSCAPE
The Pavilion Area Master Plan proposed redeveloping 11th Avenue North into "a wide, landscaped boulevard ending in a city park at the beach". The road opened April 7, 2002 and renamed Mr. Joe White Avenue in honor, of course, of Mr. Joe White who was a humble shoeshine man remembered for his friendly smile and colorful personality. This Gateway features wide sidewalks lined with palmetto trees and brick crosswalks. Mr. Joe White Avenue leads strait into the heart of downtown Ocean Boulevard ending at the Oceanfront Plyler Park.