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Kirk Demetrops, president and founder of MidCity Real Estate Partners in Atlanta, has agreed to speak as part of the Whitehall Plantation information meeting on June 22. MidCity is in the process of acquiring the Whitehall parcel at the east end of the Woods Memorial Bridge, and is said to be considering development of residential
This column by Jim Hicks, appeared in the May 18 edition of The Island News. Reprinted here with permission. Lady’s Island was the first area of Beaufort County to implement the concept of Community Preservation zoning that was authorized by the 1997 Beaufort County Comprehensive Plan. The rationale for allowing certain areas that possessed unique
The long wait is over. Tomorrow morning, Mayor Billy Keyserling along with Walmart Senior Vice President Glenda Fleming Willis and Walmart Regional General Manager Sean Real will cut the ribbon just before 8 a.m. and – voila! Walmart Lady’s Island will be in business. Every traffic study has predicted severe impacts as a result of the
Last week a pick-up crashed on the Woods Bridge and knocked the bridge out for a day. As Port Royal Town Manager Van Willis likes to say: “When the Woods Bridge is down it’s chaos over here.” “Over here” is the Port Royal approach to the McTeer Bridge, the only way on and off the
The perspective below was authored by Jim Hicks, who for many years served as chairman of the Beaufort County Planning Commission and as a member of the Metropolitan Planning Commission. It appeared in the April 20 Edition of The Island News under the headline “Lady’s Island Is Rural In Nature,” and is published here in
If you’ve struggled with traffic trying to get on or off of Lady’s Island the past few days, the Sea Island Coalition website can make it easier. The Coalition has posted on its “Resources” page links to traffic cams watching over key points on the Island, and you can see in an instant if you
Applications for annexation of five parcels in the County adjacent to Walmart have grown to seven in the past month, and the City Council will discuss annexation at a Council Worksession in City Hall on Tuesday (April 18) at 5 p.m. All seven of the parcels are zoned Rural District, the County’s lowest-density zoning where
City Handing Planning Responsibility For Lady’s Island To Sea Island Coalition & Coastal Conservation League?
Mayor Billy Keyserling, in his weekly newsletter of April 11 , seemed to suggest that the City had delegated responsibility for a Lady’s Island master plan to the Sea Island Coalition and Coastal Conservation League. He wrote: “As the Sea Island Coalition and the SC Coastal Conservation League continue to work on a much needed
At its March 24 meeting, the Northern Plan Implementation Committee heard an update on the County’s initiative to create a “Lady’s Island Area Plan.” As conceived, there was little new in this approach; the County proposed a review of past and existing plans and ideas for Lady’s Island, in an effort to guide future development.
Lady’s Island Mapping Session Monday Morning The second of four mapping sessions exploring the development future of Lady’s Island is set for Monday morning at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Beaufort County Airport on Lady’s Island. Groups will have an opportunity to weigh in on where commercial, residential and institutional development should
Mapping sessions as a followup to the Feb 23 community forum – Designing A Future For Lady’s Island – begin this week, with the first session scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 16. Subsequent sessions are set for Monday, March 20 (10 a.m.-12 p.m.); Tuesday, March 21 (4-6 p.m.); and Thursday, March
60 SECOND UPDATE: MARCH 8 Letter: Fix Root Causes On Lady’s Island All the recent letters regarding Lady’s Island traffic miss the mark. The solution is neither a bridge to U.S. 17 nor more experts (experts got us here, remember?), but a willingness by the city and county to get involved, with the community, in
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.