lady's Island Plan


Lady's Island Plan

Vision Statement for the Lady’s Island Plan:

Lady’s Island is the gateway to the Sea Islands, but a place that people are coming to, not just traveling through. It will be a diverse community boasting a planned mixture of rural areas; stable, residential and mixed-use neighborhoods; and dispersed village centers hosting small businesses and local institutions. Natural resources will abound: water views, access and natural resource protection are all important to quality of life. A well-planned network of connected roadways serving motorists as well as pedestrian and bicycle traffic will join the island and its surroundings. New development will respect the human scale of the island and the character of low country life.  Lady’s Island will be a place where smart development complements the limitations of island geography, driven by supportive governments and active residents working together to achieve this shared vision for the Island.



These are the plans and studies prepared on or including Lady’s Island over the past 10 years, in order from most recent to oldest:



View the Presentation Boards from the April 18 Public Open House

Vision Goals and Objectives – Draft – Download

Build-Out AnalysisDownload – this is an analysis of the existing entitled properties, and the potential build-out of the non-plated parcels based on their current zoning and other relevant assumptions.

Public Input Results from Guiding Principles Survey

Lady's Island Plan Implementation Committee

The Lady's Island Plan Implementation Committee was formed to assist in the implementation of the plan, to form operating Committees and to assist the Lady's Island Community preservation Committee in assuming additional roles.


The committee was structured to provide broad representation from City and County Elected Officials, Citizen groups, City and County staff, and Community Preservation team members.

The team meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 3 PM in the County Council Chambers. It is open to the public and televised on the County Channel. Agendas and Minutes can be found at:

Allen Patterson, Lady’s Island Resident (Chairman)
Paul Butare, Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association (Vice Chairman

Paul Sommerville, Beaufort County Council
Mike Tomy, Metropolitan Planning Commission
Caroline Fermin, Beaufort County Planning Commission
Stephen Murray III, Beaufort City Council
Jan Malinowski, Lady’s Island Resident
Rikki Parker, SC Coastal Conservation League
Chuck Newton, Sea Island Corridor Coalition

Carol Crutchfield, Beaufort County School District David Prichard, City of Beaufort Staff
Robert Merchant, Beaufort County Staff
Linda Bridges, Town of Port Royal Staff

Original Lady's Island Committee

Original Plan Committee

Steering Committee

A Steering Committee, comprised of representatives of stakeholder groups relevant to Lady’s Island, was approved by the Northern Beaufort County Regional Plan Implementation Committee. The members are as follows:

Member Name & Organization:

  • Robert Semmler, Chair | Northern Beaufort County Regional Plan Implementation Committee
  • Judy Alling | Metropolitan Planning Commission, Port Royal
  • Paul Butare | Lady’s Island Business Professionals Association (LIBPA)
  • Carol Crutchfield | Beaufort County School District
  • Bill Harris | Metropolitan Planning Commission, City of Beaufort
  • Caroline Fermin |Beaufort County Planning Commission
  • Chuck Newton | Sea Island Corridor Coalition
  • Allen Patterson | Lady’s Island Community Preservation Committee
  • Kate Schaefer | Coastal Conservation League
  • James Watson | St. Helena Island Representative


Files coming soon.