Development on Water Tower Rd

submitted by Tom Powell


JULY 1, 2017


North Myrtle Beach Planning Commission met June 20 and discussed a major preliminary plat of subdivision to be called Bells Lake near the intersection of Water Tower Road and Long Bay Road.


Bells Lake Subdivision

The plat defines 135 single-family detached lots, 43 townhouse lots, four semi-detached dwelling lots, open space, amenity area and public rights-of-way. The proposed subdivision is 166.64 acres.

This plat would also create rights-of-way for dedication to the City of North Myrtle Beach to widen Water Tower Road and Long Bay Road. Additionally, this plat creates a 125 foot right-of-way to be deeded to the City of North Myrtle Beach connecting Water Tower Road to Long Bay Road.

The construction documents outlining the streets and infrastructure improvements have been reviewed and approved by the Public Works Department.

The next step is to take this preliminary plat to an upcoming City Council meeting.


Impact on Barefoot

This could have a dramatic impact on traffic flow throughout Barefoot.

If you share my concern about traffic throughout Barefoot we may need to be present at the City Council meeting when it takes place and speak up. We need to look out for our communities.


North Myrtle Beach City Council meets on the first and third Mondays of the month at 7 pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Complex, 1018 Second Avenue South. The next City Council meeting is July 17, as there is not a meeting scheduled for July 3.