Company proposes new neighborhood across from Grande Dunes

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – LStar Management recently submitted an application to build another new neighborhood in the Grande Dunes area.

The property lies along Highway 17 Bypass, between 67th Avenue North and 76th Avenue North. City Planner Allison Hardin said the land was originally reserved for a school, but the developer decided it would better serve as a residential neighborhood.

According to the application, the subdivision will include 116 single-family lots.

Michael Kaminsky owns Kaminsky’s NY Deli, right around the corner form the proposed neighborhood. He specifically re-located to the north end of Myrtle Beach because it’s quieter than other places on the Grand Strand. However, he’s concerned the new neighborhood might bring traffic.

“It’s kind of like a double edged sword,” said Kaminsky. “It’s bringing more people in, more business to the area, but the other token is it’s bringing more people and more congestion.”

Owner of Kudzu Bakery Jim Lewis said he likes the idea of being in a residential area.

“We’re excited. We want to be a great, local, neighborhood bakery,” stated Lewis.

The bakery owner also recognizes the benefit of a neighborhood in such a tourism driven city. Full-time residents bring business even when the vacationers are gone.

“In the fall and in the winter, if we have people that live here and shop here on a weekly basis, that really helps support and grow our business,” explained Lewis.

The Planning Commission discussed the proposal during a Technical Review Session Monday. Hardin said they’re looking to see if the new subdivision meets code requirements.

News 13 reached out to LStar Management, but did not hear back.

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