Nearly half a billion dollars in new construction started last year! Did you know... that the City of Myrtle Beach issued 8,482 building permits (all kinds) with a total construction value of $492,463,019 during the 2021 calendar year? That’s up $128 million from 2020. The 2021 total includes $279,099,553 in residential construction and $213,363,466 in commercial construction, just inside the city limits. The numbers reflect 734 new single-family residences and 108 new commercial buildings approved during the year. Also included in the totals are 397 fences, 110 swimming pools, 24 demolitions and nine mobile homes.