Initiatives in Progress in the City

22 Feb Initiatives in Progress in the City

Initiatives in Progress in the City Since September 2015, effective 2.15.16

italicized items added/amended since 1/15/16 update

 

DOWNTOWN

-Bay Street (700): commercial renovation permit issued for upfit for Merrill Lynch office

-Carteret Street (500): former Bank of America building—1.14 acres; +75 parking spaces; 18,000 SF building; City of Beaufort has purchased land/parking and leased the building

-Carteret Street (509): J.H. Hiers Construction Company, 1600 SF office, renovation of vacant and threatened historic structure (Von Harten bldg.)—under construction

-Carteret Street (805): USCB Center for the Art, funding recommended/renovations on PAC started

-West Street (209): 209-West Street Farms, 3 commercial suites. 3 apts., 1 penthouse— planning & approval stage

-West Street: drainage project out for bid, bids closed 2/5/16

-Day Dock—engineering, design and permitting stage (permits expected by spring 2016)

-Transient Dock—bids closed January 29, 2016

-Parking Garage—pre-planning stage, RFQ issued November 10, 2015, bids rec’d December 18, 2015. Parking Garage Committee (Jon Verity, David Cargile, Tony Royal, Linda Roper, Kathy Todd) meeting mid-February.

-Waterfront Park / Phase 2 & 3 stabilization—applying for FEMA mitigation funds for damage from flood tides, including engineering and inspection of underpinning

-Waterfront Park / Marina Redevelopment—planning stage

 

THE BLUFF

-North Street (1601): commercial renovation permit issued (former Koth’s Store); no tenant yet.

 

BOUNDARY STREET EAST

-Boundary Street Corridor Project: 2 year project in progress.

-Boundary Street (1100): Bridges Preparatory School, 35,000 SF additions; 2 story addition on front, small addition on rear to accommodate grades K-8; received conceptual approval with comments to be addressed before next submittal; issues with SC-DOT and pick-up/drop-off plans; traffic study due at next submittal

-Boundary Street (1216): Renovation permit issued for pizza restaurant in former Cricket Store—under construction.

 

BOUNDARY STREET WEST

-Boundary Street (1816): Christensen-Khalil Surveyors has moved out. Circle of Hope Ministries has purchased the building and is renovating it for a homeless day-center.

-Boundary Street (2001): Joe Love’s Lobster moving into restaurant next to Quality Inn, former Burlaps/Fried Green Tomatoes/others; renovation permit issued.

-Boundary Street (2005): Wayback Burgers, 1600 SF restaurant—under construction

-Boundary Street (2045): Red Rooster Restaurant moving into former Olive Garden & Red Lobster building

-Boundary Street (2227): Springhill Suites—111 room hotel; 76,304 SF, 2.05 acre site has been approved to replace existing Econo Lodge

-Boundary Street (2200s): Battery Creek Park—in planning stage; Open Land Trust has acquired the United Way Building; City of Beaufort has contract on the Sea Eagle Seafood Market; Beaufort County is working on a contract for the Huddle House and former Burton Fire Station. To be determined: Wendy’s property and Gas Station property.

-Greenlawn Street: Streetscape—planning approved—on hold until 2016/2017

-Greenlawn Street: 137 units, multi-family housing/apartments—mid-planning stage

 

NORTHWEST QUADRANT / DIXON VILLAGE 

-Bladen Street (700 block): Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce Center, 15,000 SF, 3 story commercial building; officers, business incubator, commercial kitchen, conference area, art gallery & museum—under construction

-Duke Street (1107): Single-family residence (new), 1285 SF+329 SF porches; 2 stories—planning stage, rec’d HRB approval with conditions; building permit issued, under construction

-Wilmington Street (905 & 905 ½)—2 vacant & abandoned houses have been approved by HRB for renovation (alterations & additions) and Bailey Bill; permit not yet requested

 

OLD COMMONS

-North Street (804): Renovation of former vacant property, approved for Bailey Bill; includes demolition of post 1958 rear addition, new rear addition, reconstruction of front porch—under construction

-Washington Street (804): Short term rental request tabled until February by ZBOA

 

PIGEON POINT / HIGGINSONVILLE 

-Charlesfort Street (904): single family residence (new) permit issued.

-Lafayette Street: Single family housing, 6 houses—under construction, stormwater issues. One house completed and occupied, 2 completed & for sale; 3 have not started. Some conceptual work has been done by Ward Edwards Engineers to find a suitable outfall for drainage; other decisions still pending per contract and cost.

-Wilson Drive (2105): single family residence (new) permit issued.

 

THE POINT

-Hancock Street: drainage project bids were due 2/5/16.

-New Street (606): new single family residence & garage with accessory unit above on vacant lot; final approval by HRB in January 2016

-Prince Street (505): new 1 ½ story, 1816 SF (+347 porches) single family residence; final approval by HRB in January 2016

 

WET END / MOSSY OAKS / RIBAUT ROAD 

-Allison Road: Sidewalk and streetscape, waiting for DOT approval of lane widths (TEA Grant rec’d)—on hold

Battery Creek Stormwater Retrofit Project: out for bid, bids due 2/19/16.

-Huguenin Drive (611)—single family residence (new) building permit issued

-Huguenin Drive (613)—single family residence (new) building permit issued

-North Street, East-West Development: City Walk Single Family Housing, 49 houses—$340,000- $475,000 range—under construction; final plat (for recording) approved.

-Ribaut Road (771): Single-family residence (new), 2584 SF; former house has been demolished; cottage and garage stayed—under construction

-Southside Blvd.: Sidewalk and Drainage, north side from Ribaut Road to Battery Creek Road— bids due 2/19/16.

-Southside Blvd.: Southside Park, dog park under construction, tree farm under development, walking trail—plan approved

-Spanish Moss Trail—Phases 1, 2, 3, 4 completed

 

LADY’S ISLAND

-Hazel Farm Road (61): Sea Pointe Apartments, 56 units; affordable housing tax credit project— under construction

-Sea Island Parkway/Airport Circle: Island Shops, Walmart at 149,387 SF, plus 2 retail buildings at 32,750 SF—site plan approved, planning stage for buildings

-Sea Island Parkway (93): Meridian Assisted Living Facility (behind Hampton Village)—50,000 SF, 88 beds—rec’d final approval with conditions

-Sea Island Parkway (163): Harris Teeter— old Publix, 53,000 to 60,000 SF grocery, gas pumps— planning stage

-Sea Island Parkway: Request for annexation and new Taco Bell site across from Walmart site

-Sam’s Point Road (11): New 1,300 SF Waffle House approved by DRB

 

DISTANT ISLAND, ISLANDS OF BEAUFORT, OTHER

-De La Gaye Dr. (333), new single family home permit issued

-Distant Island Dr. (370), new single family home permit issued

 

HWY 170 / ROBERT SMALLS PARKWAY 

-Robert Smalls Parkway: Nissan Car Dealership—potential project presented at pre-application Conference

-Robert Smalls Parkway: Cookout Restaurant next to Zaxby’s—planning stage

 

HWY 21 / TRASK PARKWAY / PARRIS ISLAND GATEWAY / LAUREL BAY

-Parris Island Gateway at County Shed Road—Home2 by Hilton, 62,000 SF, 107 room hotel with outdoor pool, 2.15 acre site, rec’d preliminary approval from DRB; new site plan includes second hotel in the future and access from U.S. Hwy 21.

-Trask Parkway (3462) at Roseida Road—Parker’s Convenience Store, 4,225 SF convenience store/gas station, late planning stage, rec’d design approval, working on brownfield issues before construction drawings & permitting

-Laurel Bay Road (90): Miniwarehouse renovation certificate of completion issued (1/16)

 

OTHER 

-City-Owned property that is unused and/or unneeded has been appraised and is being offered for sale; bids reviewed 2/9/16.

o Contract on Old City Hall building on Carteret for $725,000. Does not include parking lot.

-Lowcountry Affordable Housing Coalition—meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10

 

ORGANIZATIONS: MARKETING AND PROMOTION 

SC Cultural District approved