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Jack Walker

 
 
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By Charles Keller, July 21, 2019
1. Jack Walker Marker
Inscription.  Jack Walker, the oldest of six children, grew up in Columbia, SC and knew he wanted to be involved in planning from an early age. He graduated from Clemson University with a degree in architecture with a goal of getting into planning while having a design background. After many years working in the private sector Jack became the Director of Planning for the City of Myrtle Beach in 1984.

When the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base closed in 1993 Jack served on a number of committees and task forces dedicated to base redevelopment. He worked with Design Works, L.C. in creating an urban village master plan for the Market Common. The main impetus of the urban village 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. Jack worked closely with the Myrtle Beach Air Base Redevelopment Authority to make the urban village master plan and other Market Common district projects a reality.

Jack is very passionate about urban outdoor recreation spaces.
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By Charles Keller, July 21, 2019
2. Andre Pope Mountain Bike Skills Park
He assisted with the design of the Grand Park that is heavily utilized by the community. He worked very hard to expand the Grand Park across Farrow Parkway to create the linear park before you today. The park can be enjoyed by bicyclists, walkers, people fishing, or just relaxing in the shade of a tree.

Jack’s dream was for the Market Common to be the perfect model of what the future of Myrtle Beach could look like - creative land use, public space, multi-use paths, roads and parks, all coming together with residential and retail opportunities.

After 31 years of public service Jack retired from the city in 2015, and continues his visioning at his leisure.
 
Location. 33° 38.891′ N, 78° 56.429′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is on South Kings Highway (State Highway 17) 0.4 miles south of Mallard Lake Drive. No easy car access. You can turn your car into a "driveway", but there are lots of temporary signs and a permanent placard stating NO Parking (see photo). The two suggested Parking Lots are both ~1 mile away! (I parked right next to it, at the Harley-Davidson Dealership for the few minutes i was here.). 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. Major General Gilbert L. Meyers (approx. 0.9 miles away); 1943 (approx.
East Coast Greenway image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, July 21, 2019
3. East Coast Greenway
0.9 miles away); Colonel Alva "George" Branch (approx. 0.9 miles away); Colonel Charles M. Thrash (approx. 0.9 miles away); Chaplain (Major General) Charles C. Baldwin (approx. 0.9 miles away); Woodland Park Base Housing (approx. 0.9 miles away); Chapel (approx. one mile away); Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Gerald R. Murray (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
More about this marker. Jack O. Walker East Coast Greenway Trailhead.
 
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By Charles Keller, July 21, 2019
4. No parking allowed at this Trailhead
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2019, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 111 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2019, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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