MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — The Myrtle Beach Downtown Alliance has proposed a plan to improve downtown Myrtle Beach and attract people to live permanently in the area.

The non-profit organization proposed to create a downtown Municipal Improvement District, which would cover almost 700 acres of land from 21st Avenue North to 12th Avenue South.

The CEO of Myrtle Beach Downtown Alliance said the district would help make downtown a place to go for local residents and tourists. The goal is to make downtown Myrtle Beach a central area where anyone along the Grand Strand can connect in.

“The heart and soul of any city of any region is usually its downtown.” Amy Barrett said. “That’s what we’re really trying to build, a way of thinking of downtown as everyone’s neighborhood. Wherever you live in the Grand Strand, we hope you find something to love about Myrtle Beach.”

Barrett said it will be a long process. The first step is getting the approval of the city council, which next meets on Tuesday.