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.
Wal-Mart of course is just one symptom of poor planning.