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Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment

 
 
Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Marker image. Click for full size.
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 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
Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 22, 2017
2. Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Marker
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.
 
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. Touch for map. Located in Market Common. Marker is in this post office area: Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America.
 
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); Colonel Joseph R. Nevers (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Warren R. Lewis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Freedom Tree (about 400 feet away); Colonel Edsel J. "Coupe" DeVille (about 400 feet away); Lieutenant William Glover Farrow (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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