Beaufort Civic Master Plan recognized for excellence

City Of Beaufort SC

16 Jul Beaufort Civic Master Plan recognized for excellence

For immediate release

July 15, 2016

Contact: Bill Prokop, City Manager, 843-525-7078

Beaufort Civic Master Plan recognized for excellence

Beaufort’s Civic Master Plan, a guide to the city’s next century, earned honors at the Congress for the New Urbanism’s Charter Awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in architecture, planning, development and urban design.

 “A lot of outstanding work went into the Civic Master Plan, not only by the planning experts but most importantly by the local residents who shared their thoughts, concerns and beliefs about what makes Beaufort so special and what has to happen to keep us from becoming Anyplace USA ,” Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling said.

 Representatives from the City of Beaufort, the project’s lead honoree, accepted the award at the reception last month.

 “The Beaufort Civic Master plan has a no-nonsense Southern sensibility befitting of its historic hometown,” said Rob Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism senior communications adviser. “From crosswalks to complete streets, from historic renovation to new buildings, parks, and neighborhoods, the goals of the Beaufort Master Plan are being realized all over the city.”

 Among the eleven winners and six runners-up were a jazz cultural center in New Orleans, a military barracks turned urban neighborhood in Calgary, a new village in Nanhu, China, and a South Florida comprehensive plan that engaged more than one million residents.