Month: February 2017

A NIGHT TO IMAGINE: HUNDREDS WEIGH IN ON LADY ISLAND’S FUTURE

The colorful maps, crayons and candy at each cafeteria table hinted at an elementary exercise. But the hundreds of area residents who filled Lady’s Island Elementary School on Thursday took on a complicated subject. The community forum hosted by the Coastal Conservation League and grassroots Sea Island Corridor Coalition targeted the lofty goal of designing …

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STANDING-ROOM-ONLY CROWD TURNS OUT TO START REDESIGNING LADY’S ISLAND

A standing-room-only crowd of more than 350 turned out last night at the “Redesigning The Future of Lady’s Island” community forum sponsored by the Sea Island Corridor Coalition and the Coastal Conservation League. The overflow crowd occupied every available seat in the cafeteria of Lady’s Island Elementary School. Town Planner Victor Dover walked the group …

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TAKE PART IN REDESIGNING LADY’S ISLAND – A POSITIVE VISION

It all started in 2008 when Wal-Mart applied to build a supercenter on Sea Island Parkway. After massive public opposition, the city of Beaufort denied the application, but Wal-Mart sued. Wal-Mart won. With construction now underway, old wounds are reopened, and Lady’s Island residents are asking what they can do to better plan their community. …

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TRAFFIC STUDY RESULTS UNVEILED BUT MANY QUESTIONS REMAIN

The City of Beaufort released the findings and some recommendations from its $89,000 Lady’s Island traffic study, but the presentation Thursday night raised as many questions as it answered. The study’s recommendations centered on connectivity, creating or identifying routes around the central traffic issue, the Sea Island Parkway/Sam’s Point Road intersection. But neither sponsors nor …

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MEET VICTOR DOVER

Victor Dover loves street trees, and is one of the featured presenters at the Feb 23 event, Designing A Future For Lady’s Island. This interactive community forum begins at 5:30 p.m. at Lady’s Island Elementary School, and you may pre-register here. Victor Dover, FAICP, is a town planner and urban designer. Based in Miami, his firm Dover, …

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