Myrtle Beach, SC
The steady growth in air travel to the Grand Strand region precipitated the need for a new terminal at KMYR. Unfortunately politics and ill-fated planning had mired the project in a less-than-desirable location on the opposite, congested side of the runway. Eventually clearer minds prevailed and the new Terminal Capacity Enhancement Program was initiated.
Working with a multidisciplinary group of design professionals and our client – the Horry County government – Environmental Concepts took an active role in initial site planning efforts for the landside terminal improvements contemplating: security; vehicular traffic flow into the site and back out to the newly-planned Harrelson Boulevard; pedestrian circulation; new site ID signage; dedicated loading/unloading lanes at the new terminal; transit staging and loading; a cellphone waiting area; configurations for secure long-term, short-term, economy, and employee parking; a new rental car facility and toll plaza.
In addition, Environmental Concepts remained actively involved in the entitlement process helping assure public and political controversies were addressed and approvals secured, thus laying the foundation for the construction phase.