‘It’s not going to make everybody happy’: Horry County works on map for zoning

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More and more people are coming to Horry County, but there are not enough houses for everyone and current residents do not want more houses going up. (Madeline Montgomery/WPDE)

More and more people are coming to Horry County, but there are not enough houses for everyone and current residents do not want more houses going up.

“We’ve been told by all the statistics that another 120,000 people will be here in the next 25 years. They have to have a place to live. We know from our housing statistics that we don’t have enough housing,” said Stephen Neeves, the Horry County Planning Commission chairman.

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The Horry County Imagine 2040 Steering Committee has talked to people who live all over the county and they are not exactly welcoming of new homes.

“A lot of the rural community has indicated that they want to remain rural,” said Leigh Kane, the principal planner of the committee.

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