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12
Apr

Whitehall On Monday, Lady’s Island On Wednesday, Litter Every Month

MPC TO CONSIDER WHITEHALL SITE PLAN MONDAY

The Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall to consider the site plan presented by Whitehall Point Holdings.

In February, the MPC approved a slimmed-down proposal for the site. The original proposal had called for 240 residential units in seven apartment towers, a 100-unit independent living facility, and 20,000 square feet of retail/commercial space along the Sea Island Parkway.

Monday’s meeting will focus on the layouts for streets and sidewalks; water, sewer and electric utilities; and stormwater management plans.

Once approved, the final site plan will go to City of Beaufort planners for final approval. Under the new Beaufort Code, most approvals subsequent to MPC action are done “administratively,” that is, by City of Beaufort Planning and its Technical Review Committee and, depending on the size and nature of planned structures, the Design Review Board.

LADY’S ISLAND PLAN COMMUNITY INPUT MEETING ON WEDNESDAY

On Wednesday, April 18, at Lady’s Island Elementary School on Chowan Creek Bluff, the steering committee is “opening the books” on plans and goals for Lady’s Island, and hope you will again step up and contribute some time to the effort.

This is not a structured evening, but one in which you can come in, review the work to date. leave your comments with steering committee members, and leave. Any time between 5:30 p.m. an 7:30 pm. We want your comments and reactions to issues including growth management strategies, land use, the third crossing, rural vs. suburban growth patterns and public engagement strategies, among others.

It will be an interesting evening, and quite possibly fun! More importantly, it will be important, and we hope you will take the time to attend.

All are welcome, so please invite your friends and neighbors and continue the valuable work we’ve all helped make happen on behalf of Lady’s island!

TAKING CARE OF THE PARKWAY

A group of Dataw Island volunteers have been recognized for their efforts – over a 25 year period – in keeping the Sea Island Parkway largely free of litter.

Dataw Island Adopt-A-Highway volunteers were recognized at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Litter Association for their longstanding contributions to helping keep our part of Beaufort County clean, more welcoming and enjoyable for all.

Neville Patterson, one of the representatives present to accept the award, credits the dedication of their full team with earning the recognition.

“The one hundred plus Dataw volunteers, over the last quarter century, along with the Dataw Landscaping Department, earned this 2017 award,” said Patterson. “The 11 teams out on the road every month picking up litter earned the award, and their efforts continue to merit thanks and support from us all.”

The plaque explains that the Dataw volunteers’ efforts represent the best in “The Lower Region” of the state, which includes the 15 coastal and coastal plain counties. It states: “Presented to Dataw Island Volunteers for your outstanding leadership to the cause of litter awareness, enforcement and pick-up programs in South Carolina.”

The Dataw Adopt-A-Highway Program began in 1993. Now in its 25th year, there are currently there are more than 60 resident volunteers who donate about an hour each month to pick up litter on Highway 21. The 11 Dataw teams clean the roadsides of this highway from Airport Road on Ladys Island to east of Folly Road on St. Helena Island. The Dataw Island Landscape Department also cleans Polowana Road. Just ten weeks into the year, the teams have already collected more than 100 bags of trash!

These efforts make a great difference in cleanliness along Sea Island Parkway, and consequently with the enjoyment of residents and visitors to the Lowcountry.

 

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