Keep up to date on issues and activities affecting the Sea Island Parkway Corridor.
October 30, 2017 NEW PARKERS ON ST. HELENA As anticipated, Parker’s convenience stores has acquired the former Sunoco station site on Sea Island Parkway in St. Helena, and has made application with the County to build a new Parker’s at the location. Plans show Parker’s retaining the location of underground tanks and the pump canopy.
Dear Sea Island Coalition Supporter – First of all, thanks to the 150 of you who turned out for the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) meeting on Whitehall Oct. 16. It’s not over, and as we demonstrated, developers, public officials, and planners sit up and take notice when Council Chambers are filled with those who have
Plans for the Whitehall property are beginning to emerge. An “illustrative master plan” has been presented to City officials, and briefings on the plan provided to the Sea Island Coalition and Coastal Conservation League. The developers will be before the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) Monday night to review the plan, and are proposing a special
SEPTEMBER 24 We all breathed a sigh of relief when Irma turned West, but didn’t celebrate the storm’s visit to Florida. We hope everyone here remained safe and above water… The storm has interrupted a lot of things, so we wanted to provide here an update on a Sea Island Parkway developments you may have
Beaufort County is studying the use of a building moratorium on large-scale developments in the county to help it better prepare for the impacts. And Beaufort County is not alone – governments in many parts of the state are turning to moratoria to buy time, or in some cases, to deter developers. The Charleston Post-Courier
A state transportation official has some advice for drivers who will soon navigate a completed roundabout at a major Lady’s Island intersection. “Just patience,” S.C. Department of Transportation engineer Craig Winn said. Winn oversaw the project, which transformed a four-way intersection at Sams Point, Holly Hall and Brickyard Point roads into a roundabout. The work
WHITEHALL DEVELOPERS EDGING TOWARD PLAN Officials of MidCity Real Estate Partners told Coalition leaders last week it is edging toward an initial concept plan for the parcel and expects to have firmer plans within the next month. Kirk Demetrops, CEO of MidCity and Associate Chase Powell were in Beaufort to meet with city officials, various
METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMISSION ENDORSES LADY’S ISLAND TRAFFIC STUDY In a unanimous 6-0 vote Monday evening, the Metropolitan Planning Commission advanced the Lady’s Island Corridor Plan, the long range traffic study of Sea Island Parkway on Lady’s Island and the surrounding area. The recommendation is an advisory opinion, and will now be sent on to Beaufort City Council
by Chuck Newton, Sea Island Corridor Coalition Last Wednesday, the Sea Island Corridor Coalition and SC Coastal Conservation League released their anxiously-awaited report, Designing A Future For Lady’s Island: A Community Guide To Growth Management. This 16-page report pulls together the thinking of more than 400 residents of Lady’s Island who participated in a community
NEW REPORT OUTLINES COMMUNITY VISION FOR FUTURE OF LADY’S ISLAND * * * Sea Island Corridor Coalition, Coastal Conservation League release findings from Lady’s Island community development forum, citizen visioning sessions * * * FIVE PRINCIPLES FOR MANAGING GROWTH ON LADY’S ISLAND BEAUFORT SC, JUNE 28 – Lady’s Island residents are concerned that the
More than 90 people – mostly residents of neighborhoods surrounding Whitehall Plantation – flooded the Fellowship Hall at Carteret Street Methodist Church Thursday night at an information meeting organized by the Sea Island Corridor Coalition. The goal of the meeting was to share what is known about plans for Whitehall, related development challenges and the city
History Whitehall Plantation was established around 1790 by English sea captain Daniel Hingston Bythewood. Originally comprising 700 acres, the plantation lands were used mainly for rice cultivation. With the arrival of Union troops in Beaufort in 1861, the property was seized from the Bythewood family. The family tried to gain possession of the plantation through
To engage the community and work with government and the community to ensure successful and sustainable development that retains the look, feel and livability of the Sea Islands Corridor.
To participate and assist in the short, intermediate and long range planning and zoning for the Sea Island Corridor and the lands that surround it.