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Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment

 
 
Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 22, 2017
1. Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Marker
Inscription.  
In 1994, the Governor of South Carolina eliminated the Air Base Redevelopment Commission and created the Air Force Base Redevelopment Authority to oversee the disposition of federal property that has been or will be turned over to the State or to the redevelopment authority as referred to in the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act. A new executive director, Buddy Styers, was hired to guide the redevelopment of the base. The new Air Base Redevelopment Authority members included: Harold Stowe, Chairman; Aubrey Gasque, Vice Chairman; Tony Cox, Fred Fore, George Graham, General Robert Reed, Gerald Quickel, John Stewart, Jr. and Jackie Woodbury.

Since the establishment of the Air Base Redevelopment Authority, the former Air Force Base has seen many improvements both public and private. In 1996, the City of Myrtle Beach and the Air Base Redevelopment Authority contracted with Design Works, L.C. of Charleston, South Carolina, and created a master plan team to further define and refine the master development plan.

In January 1998, Design Works, L.C. created the Urban Village Redevelopment Master Plan. The main impetus of the
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Urban Urban Village Redevelopment Master Plan was two-fold. First was the desire to diversify the Grand Strand economy by providing jobs and housing opportunities not associated with tourism. Second was the desire to take advantage of the existing base structure of buildings and infrastructure. When the base was in full operation, it acted as an urban village the 4,000 employees and their families who were stationed there and over 12,000 other area residents who had direct association with the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base.

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Urban Village Redevelopment Master Plan January 1998 - Design Works, L.C.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 33° 40.142′ N, 78° 56.37′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of Howard Avenue and Nevers Street, on the left when traveling north on Howard Avenue. Located in Market Common. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (here, next to this marker); Jack Walker (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment (a few steps from this marker);
Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 22, 2017
2. Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Marker
Colonel Joseph R. Nevers (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Warren R. Lewis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brigadier General James Howell Howard (about 300 feet away); The Freedom Tree (about 400 feet away); Law Center (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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