Conway Proposes New Corridors

Posted on Sep 07, 2010
   The look of highways leading into Conway, S.C. could soon change, if a unified development ordinance being developed by the city passes.

   The proposals would affect such things as landscaping, sign size, buffering and building setbacks, and are subject to numerous meetings and public hearings.

   "The highway corridors are the face of the community," said Conway Mayor Alys Lawson.

   The new rules would not affect developments already in place, Lawson said, unless the property use changed or it were vacant for 180 days prior to being reinvigorated.

   The city wants the corridors to reflect the rest of the town's values, including livability, historical value, trees and sidewalks. The corridor "facelifts" would involve land within the city limits along U.S. 501, 501 Business, S.C. 544, U.S. 701, U.S. 378, S.C. 90 and S.C. 905.

   The city has been working with consultants for months to write the ordinances. Conway is also updating it's land use plan, which is done only once a decade.