Update October 26th, 2012: The ground breaking ceremony for the new boat landing.
The new boat landing will have a 28-foot wide, two-lane concrete boat ramp on the Intracoastal Waterway and will feature a 200 linear foot floating dock along the shoreline that will connect to the boat ramp. The paved parking lot will have parking spaces sized to accommodate 40 vehicles with boat trailers. Access to the site will be provided from Kings Road between US Hwy. 17 and the Myrtle Beach Mall. Sidewalks will also be installed from the parking lot to the boat ramp and floating dock.
The cost of the project is $1.5 million dollars and is a cooperative project by the County Transportation Committee, Horry County Recreation Department, US Fish and Wildlife Services, and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
Construction is expected to last six months and the landing is scheduled to be open by the end of March 2013.
Update March 25th, 2012: Horry County has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the Federal Government for the construction of the new boat launch.
The project has been talked about since 2009 and now, thanks to the grant money awarded, the project is only short $37,000 of the estimated cost. When the launch is completed the County plans to have a park, walking path, community center and a dog park around the landing.
For more info hop on over and read CarolinaLive's write-up.
Update November 14, 2011: Horry County announced today that the Kings Road Boat Ramp has been approved and construction will begin.
The nearly $2 millon budget will be spent on building the ramp, paving the parking lot, and building public restrooms. Funding the project was a joint effort of Horry County Transportation Committee, Horry County Parks & Recreation, and South Carolina State Water Recreation. Future phases are envisioned to include an active and passive park, open spaces to allow for a variety of activities, at least one dog park, walking paths and a walkway along the Intracoastal Waterway. More details, including budget breakdown, are in the PDF document below.
First Report: North Myrtle Beach boat owners will be pleased to know that a new boat landing near Highway 22 and Bypass 17 is likely to be built in 2012.
The bad news is it won't likely be ready for the 2012 boating season. But perhaps the more interesting part of the The Sun News story is Horry County is considering further development of the property into sports fields and a dog park. Read more here.
Conway, South Carolina – Progress continues on the newly proposed boat landing in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) near Highway 17 and Highway 22. The project location is optimal in that it will be located at a major interchange and will serve the many thousands residents of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and all residents and visitors in Horry County.
Horry County Councilman Brent Schulz went before the Horry County Transportation Committee (CTC) this week to make a formal public request to the committee for approximately $600,000 to be utilized for the paving of the entrance road and parking areas of the proposed boat landing. CTC voted and approved the request. Horry County Parks & Recreation Department has also contributed $150,000 towards the project, and $150,000 was received from the SC State Water Recreation Funds.