April 20th meeting Canceled due to COVID 19 concerns. Will advise of changes.
As a result of an outpouring of concern by Cat Island residents the Beaufort County Planning Department will host a public meeting Thursday, March 19, 6 p.m. to discuss the current zoning use for all areas of Cat Island, to include its recently-sold golf course.
During the meeting, planning officials will also review information procedures related to the County’s development and rezoning processes.
More than 125 have already registered for the meeting, to be held in the County Council Chambers, Administration Building, Robert Smalls Government Complex, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort (map).
Beaufort County Planning Director Eric Greenway will lead the discussion.
For more information, please contact the Beaufort County Planning Department at 843-255-2140.
The Beaufort County Open Land Trust announced that earlier this week, Beaufort County closed on the purchase of a Lady’s Island property known as Pineview. Acquired through the County’s Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program, the forested 108-acre property has over 2,200 feet of water frontage on Rock Springs Creek. Pineview sits next to the 517-acre protected Holly Hall Plantation. The undeveloped land contains a mixture of forested uplands and wetlands, providing significant wildlife habitat and natural stormwater filtration and recharge benefits. Beaufort County will manage the property for its optimal ecological benefit and will consider future passive recreational opportunities on-site.
“Conservation is a must in Beaufort County,” stated Beaufort County Council Member York Glover. “Beaufort County is changing, but we must do our part to preserve a sense of history for the generations to come. Acquiring this tract on Lady’s Island will add to other tracts that have been preserved by the County over the years.”
Beaufort County has permanently protected Pineview by placing restrictive covenants on the property. The County has a contract with the Beaufort County Open Land Trust to manage land acquisitions for the Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program.
For more information about this property, contact the Beaufort County Open Land Trust at 843-521-2175.
For Immediate Release 1/16/2020
The Lady’s Island Community Preservation Committee announces mission, new Web site
As a result of the City and County approved Lady’s Island Plan, the Lady’s Island Community Preservation Committee (LICPC) has expanded its mission.
Newly elected President, Jan Malinowski says: This group, made up of Lady’s Island residents and business owners. For Lady’s Island, By Lady’s Island. The LICPC’s mission statement is as follows:
“The future of Lady’s Island belongs in the hands of invested Lady’s Island residents, both recent arrivals and long-time residents, including businessmen and businesswomen guided by reasonable, but not inflexible, County and City policies and charged with the responsibility to make Lady’s Island a great place to live and work”
The LICPC’s key objectives are:
-Engage and inform Lady’s Island Residents;
-Monitor development and zoning change requests;
-Provide advisory opinions to the City and County;
-Be proactive and take a position on broad issues impacting Lady’s Island.
As part of the LICPC’s education outreach efforts, a web page has been established at www.LadysIsland.org which provides information, links, and updates. This site is a primary source of information to the Lady’s Island community and interested stakeholders. If you wish to sign up for email updates please enter your email address here.
Our first two proactive efforts currently underway are a comprehensive review of tree ordinances and the creation of a task force for further development of the Village Center plan.
The public is welcome to attend meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month (except Holidays) 10 AM at the Lady’s Island Airport.
Beaufort Councilor Stephen Murray shows support at City meeting