Church leaders worried about proposed homes being built on Carver Street


    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Proposed developments on Carver Street could be put on hold.

    Habitat for Humanity is looking to build homes on a small plot of land on Carver Street in Myrtle Beach. However, some aren’t happy with their plans to add six homes in an area less than an acre in size.

    The three lots sit directly across from Mount Olive Church. City planning director Carol Coleman said church leaders are worried about this new development.

    Habitat for Humanity purchased the land from Burroughs and Chapin. The organization wants to build six three-bedroom houses there. Those homes would go to six families who live in substandard housing and are in need of a new, safe home.

    Coleman said a public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday night to discuss this proposed development.

    “We are going to have a community meeting with Habitat and representatives from the church that’s located across the street from the proposed site so we can sit down and talk about what the issues are and if there’s any room for discussion,” Coleman said. “Right now the plans they submitted meet the zoning code, so we’ll back off and let them see what’s next for that.”

    The meeting is Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Mary Canty Center on Carver Street.

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