Schedule to review the Beaufort Code

14 Mar Schedule to review the Beaufort Code

Last week we heard a loud outcry from residents of one neighborhood saying that behind closed doors the City was rezoning a Bay Street Property.  WRONG.

It is true that the proposed draft recommend rezoning as part of the new Beaufort Code yet it is still a draft.  Before any changes are made, the staff is continuing to listen to the public to create,  based on what they learn, a final draft. The final draft will go to the Beaufort Port Royal Metropolitan Planning Commission for recommendation then  to city council for a public hearing and the consideration.

Please take notice of the meetings or review the code at the City’s website and let us know your thoughts.  This process is as transparent as we know how to make it and we need for citizens to weigh in.

We hope you will look and comment now rather than coming to final meetings saying “nobody told us.”

Thanks for taking an interest and for participating in this very public process.


Schedule to review the Beaufort Code

The City of Beaufort Planning Department is hosting a series of Public Meetings to review a draft of the Beaufort Code - an update to the City’s development code. This new code has been in the works for several years, and we recently completed a three-month technical review with members of our Boards and Commissions, including two representatives from City Council. That committee generated over 200 great comments which have been incorporated into an updated Code draft. The draft, along with a full list of comments and resolutions, and an updated map, can be found on the Beaufort Code page of the City’s website.

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So what’s next? We have an updated schedule of public meetings. Some focus on specific neighborhoods and interest groups, while two others are general overviews with the opportunity to discuss specific areas of interest as well. Get Involved!

Quick Schedule: for the full schedule please visit our website or download a pdf.

Neighborhood Presentations - Meetings will be held at City Hall. Times and locations are listed per meeting:

  • Monday, March 14 at 2pm and 5:30pm, Council Chambers – Historic District
  • Tuesday, March 15 at 5:30pm, Council Chambers – Mossy Oaks & Neighborhoods South (Sectors 2-3)
  • Monday, March 21 at 2pm, Planning Conference Room – Neighborhoods West (Battery Point, Islands of Beaufort, etc.) & Neighborhoods East (Lady’s Island)
  • Tuesday, March 22 at 10am, Planning Conference Room – Commercial Corridors (Boundary Street, Ribaut Road, Robert Smalls Pkwy, Lady’s Island Drive, Sea Island Parkway, Parris Island Gateway)
  • Tuesday, March 22 at 11am, Planning Conference Room – Developers and Builders
  • Wednesday, March 23 at 2:00pm, Council Chambers – Code Overview and Discussions on Specific Neighborhoods
  • Wednesday, March 23 at 5:30pm, Planning Conference Room – Pigeon Point, Higginsonville
  • Thursday, March 24 at 5:00pm, Council Chambers – Code Overview and Discussions on Specific Neighborhoods

Thanks for your help and participation and we look forward to seeing you over the coming months!

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