INCREDIBLE. Just nine months ago, the Sea Island Coalition was encouraging public officials to find a way to save Whitehall. “Not for sale,” said the developer. Now, just before shovels start to hit the earth, a whole ten acres – half of the Whitehall parcel – pops up for purchase, and to the credit of […]
Next Monday, Feb. 19, the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) will meet to consider the latest application for development of the Whitehall property. A first proposal was denied 6-0 in November, and a new plan was filed by lead developer Sam Levin Feb. 1. The meeting will be held at Beaufort City Hall at 5:30 p.m.
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
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
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
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