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County board to hear new plans for an old outlet mall building  


The new owners of the former Hard Rock Park are planning to develop and sell one of the former mall buildings for light industrial use.

The county Planning Commission will be asked at their Nov. 7 meeting to amend the existing planned development district to allow for additional uses of the space, and to divide the enormous building into 5,000 square foot units.

The old outlet mall building is located on the corner of Fantasy Harbor and George Bishop Parkway, behind the Waccamaw Pottery plaza.

During the amusement park days, it was used for the dark, indoor rides. 

The current plan is to subdivide the building and sell it off to individual tenants, rather than leasing. 

The building is 265,000 square feet, about twice the size of the Walmart on U.S. 501 at Carolina Forest, said David Schwerd, Horry County Planning director, who confirmed the rezoning request. 

Light industrial uses also include warehousing, storage, or even a brewery, Schwerd said. 

The Hard Rock Park closed in 2009, and was purchased last year by former Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and FTPP Bishop Parkway LLC.