25 Apr The Beaufort Code - One Step at a Time
THE PROPOSED BEAUFORT CODE - A WORK IN PROGRESS
A New Code Draft with proposed MPC Recommendations is now Online
During the months of March and April, the Metropolitan Planning Commission met 8 times in 2-3 hour worksessions to review the outstanding public comments on the January 26, 2022 Draft of the code.
They discussed in depth the 250+ comments and proposed a specific recommendation for each. Their recommended changes have been incorporated into an updated version of the Beaufort Code dated April 24, 2017. An updated Regulating Plan accompanies this draft, both of which can be found on the Beaufort Code page of the city’s website.
In addition, the following documents are available on the website:
The Complete list of MPC Recommendations
A Consolidated list of MPC Recommended Changes
The MPC will meet on Monday, April 24, 2022 to review the code in their regular meeting.
The City Council will also begin their review of the Beaufort Code next week, as follows:
Tuesday, April 25 at 7pm: Public Hearing
Tuesday, May 2 at 5pm: Special Worksession
Is this all new to you? Here’s what’s going on: The City of Beaufort Planning Department has been working on an update to our Unified Development Ordinance which was adopted in 2003. During 2015 - 2017, the City hosted a number of public meetings to review drafts of the Beaufort Code. Comments heard during that time were incorporated into a draft, released January 26, 2017. The MPC reviewed that draft and outstanding public comments. They made a series of recommendations which have been incorporated into the April 24, 2022 Draft.
This most recent draft, along with other resources can be found on the Beaufort Code page of the city’s website.