A commercial developer who previously approached Horry County Council about bringing an amphitheater to the area is now considering property in the town of Conway, although development plans are still underway.
The Conway City Council heard Tuesday about the request to rezone just over 182 acres along US 378, but will vote on the request at the next council meeting. Earlier this month, the city’s planning commission voted to rezone the property from low/medium density residential to light industrial.
According to planning documents, the Light Industrial District is intended to “provide areas for light industrial uses, such as manufacturing, processing, repair of goods, wholesale, storage, packaging , distribution and retail while ensuring that adjacent and nearby properties are not adversely affected. .”
Allison Hardin, the city’s director of planning and development, said there are other industrial estates that border this property.
The property, currently owned by Wall Tec LLC, is located on US 378 between Hemingway Chapel Road and Dirty Branch Road. There is access to the property from 378 and Hemingway Chapel.
The property has been annexed and rezoned to R1, or low/medium density residential, according to city documents. The city master plan identifies the property as industrial or low/medium density residential on its future land use map.
PDN Enterprises Inc. of Charleston submitted the rezoning application to the city on Dec. 14, according to the application.
A public hearing and first reading of the rezoning application will take place at the next council meeting on Feb. 7, Hardin said Tuesday.
Rich Montgomery, a real estate agent representing PDN Enterprises, said there is currently no set development plan for the property.
“They’re still working with their customers and their investors to determine the best use,” Montgomery said Monday, adding that there’s no set timeline for any type of development.