Island Green Residents
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Sunnehanna widening and Golf Course property development
Island Green Development Corporation thru it’s agent Venture Engineering, Inc has submitted an “Appeal of Staff Interpretation” to the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department on 8/16/19. The description of the appeal is “The Staff has determined that the Planning Commission Required the bonding of the Sunnehanna improvements concurrently with the Venture “Phase 2” plans. The owner’s intent, and his lender, was that we could not bond Sunnehanna Improvements, valued at close to $1 Million Dollars, until the Venture Phase 3 work is permitted and constructed. The cost of the Sunnehanna Improvements as well as the cost of the Phase 1 & Phase 2 infrastructure exceeds the loan value for the 137 lots in Phase 1 & Phase 2 combined.”
The Planning and Zoning Department of Horry County has recommended DISAPPROVAL of the “Appeal of Staff Interpretation”. They further state “The applicant is appealing staff’s enforcement of the timing of improvements as described below:
Phasing of improvements:
The following shall be installed/financially guaranteed with the bonded final plat for Phase 2:
- Right-turn lane on Freewoods Road at Sunnehanna Drive
- All required improvements to Sunnehanna Drive between Freewoods Road and Fairwood Lakes Resort Drive (roadway, sidewalk, drainage).”
For a complete copy of the August 29, 2019 Horry County Planning Commission Workshop Agenda, please click the top-most link on the side panel. See pages 24-31 of the document for the specifics of the Island Green appeal.
Once again we need your help to make the Horry County Planning Commission aware of our opinions. Please email the planning commission as well as the staff members and indicate your opinion in a respectful manner concerning this appeal. After all, we need them to support our request to disapprove the appeal. The meeting is August 29th, 2019 so try to get it done quickly. Also please consider attending the August 29, 2019 3pm meeting at the Horry County Courthouse in Conway, 1301 Second Ave and “Wear Your Green”.
Thank You for supporting the Island Green Community. I hope you will also support, as has the Horry County Planning Staff, the DISAPPROVAL of this appeal by Island Green Development Corporation.
Email addresses for the planning commission & staff:
Older news below:
Great turnout for the July 11 Planning Commission meeting!
However - it wasn't enough to to turn the tide.
Another vote was taken which again ended in a tie. But this time, commission chairman Steven Neeves made the following statement, and stepped in to cast the tie breaking vote - to APPROVE the design waiver for Sunnehanna and thus allowing the development of the former golf course property to proceed.
"I have now been dealing with this issue for six months. This is the worst design situation in the county. But I'm going to tell you something - after meeting with y'all - if you don't get the road fixed this way, you'll never come together to get the road fixed. That's all there is to it. And I think that the safety of the road is more important than the second entrance."
The top links on the sidebar will now take you to the most recent news stories on this issue.
- voted "YES" on May 30 - to approve Sunnehanna access waiver & golf course development: firstname.lastname@example.org; JoeyRay742@gmail.com; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; - other Planning Commission members: email@example.com; Marvin@bhhsmyrtlebeach.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Oldest news below:
Actually - what happend is this:
The confusing gamesmanship that occurred at the May 30 meeting is another reason why those meeting minutes should NOT be approved.
Please consider pitching in and sending your thoughts on these issues to the Planning Commission members.
What's the problem?
Do the math:
NOTE: the "back 9" developer already has approval to build 147 additional units!!
What could happen if the developer's waiver request is granted (i.e. May 30th meeting minutes approved)?
What can we do?
Contact info for Planning Commission members:
*** Please ask them to reverse their position!! ***
Pam Cecala Joey Ray Charles Brown Martin Dawsey
HINT - cut/paste these addresses into your email app:
Steven Neeves (chairman), Marvin Heyd (our district), Jerome Randall, Chuck Rhome, Chris Hennigan, Burnett Owens, Kim Hardee
NOTE: If your email program says "Invalid address", try copy/paste again with this format:
- voted "YES" on May 30 - to approve Sunnehanna access waiver & golf course development:
email@example.com; JoeyRay742@gmail.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;
- other Planning Commission members:
firstname.lastname@example.org; Marvin@bhhsmyrtlebeach.com; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;