CONWAY, S.C. (WPDE) — Conway City Council approved the first reading of a new hotel development incentive Tuesday night which applies to all of Conway.
Council wants a boutique hotel so visitors can spend their money locally.
Members say it's an opportunity to have higher-paying jobs and increase the city's tax base.
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Council also increased the height restriction, so they can build up higher.
"Specifically for a boutique hotel, the whole point of it is to maintain the aesthetics of that downtown feel," Director of Economic Development, Devin Parks said. "We understand what we have here in Conway, it's very unique in Horry County."
Council will have another reading on June 6 for final approval.
They'll meet with hotel owners and assess possible properties leading up to that meeting.