Rezoning request includes proposal for new oceanfront hotel

Source: City of Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – A rezoning request recently submitted to the City of Myrtle Beach includes plans for a proposed oceanfront hotel along North Ocean Boulevard.

Myrtle Beach City Planner Allison Hardin told News13 Buchanan Motels, LLC, submitted the request and preliminary site renderings to the department last Thursday. It aims to rezone 3.34 acres of land to a Redevelopment District Zone, located at North Ocean Boulevard and 6th Avenue North, and Flagg Street between 5th Avenue North and 6th Avenue North.

According to plans obtained by News13, the proposed 20-story Bayshore Hotel would include 238 units that could accommodate upwards of 650 people. Site renderings showed several amenities, including an outdoor pool, waterslide, lazy river and restaurant.

The rezoning request also involves an existing parking garage and a site off of Flagg Street for “future development.”

Additional details on the proposed project were included in a draft ordinance to create the Redevelopment District Zone. A copy given to News13 revealed the developer’s desire to begin construction on Phase One – which includes the existing parking garage and oceanfront hotel – no later than September 15, 2016 and wrap up construction by December 2018.

Hardin expects the City of Myrtle Beach Planning Commission Technical Review Committee to continue discussing the plans throughout the next month. She says the City of Myrtle Beach Planning Commission must make a recommendation to Myrtle Beach City Council for approval.

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