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February 13, 2013

Myrtle Beach City Council holding special meeting Friday

The Myrtle Beach City Council will hold a special meeting Friday to hear the first reading of an ordinance that would annex nearly 5 acres into the city. Developers plan to build low-income apartments on the land.

The Myrtle Beach City Council will hold a special meeting Friday to hear the first reading of an ordinance that would annex nearly 5 acres into the city. Developers plan to build low-income apartments on the land.

The ordinance will determine whether or not to annex the land into city limits and zone it to allow medium-density multifamily residential development. The property being considered is located southwest of Grissom Parkway and north of Mr. Joe White Avenue, across from the Myrtle Beach Pelican’s Ballpark.

The meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the first-floor conference room of City Hall, 937 Broadway. City spokesman Mark Kruea said holding the special meeting will speed up the approval process by a month.

Burroughs & Chapin, which owns the property, is planning to apply for tax credits to develop low-income housing in the style of Bay Pointe apartments and the application for those tax credits is due March 1, according to city planner Allison Hardin with the Planning Commission.

“[The property] needs to be annexed in and zoned appropriately by the time the application goes in, so we’re going a little out of order,” Hardin said.

The property will have a public hearing at the Feb. 19 Planning Commission meeting being held at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall, 937 Broadway.

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