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04/15/2014 Mayor Billy Keyserling heads to China, refutes accusation he is “in someone’s pocket”.

Mayor Billy Keyserling heads to China, refutes acccusation he is “in someone’s pocket”

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04/15/2014 Civic Green, A New Vision, shows the way to improve Beaufort’s downtown waterfront parking lot

Civic Green, A New Vision, shows the way to improve Beaufort’s downtown waterfront parking lot

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04/14/2014 Editorial: Beaufort’s parkland movement is strong and will prevail
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View of marina at downtown waterfront parking lot, under threat of commercial development, in Beaufort’s Downtown Waterfront Park, source: Civic Green, A New Vision

Editorial: Parkland movement is strong in Beaufort and will prevail

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04/14/2014 Phoenix, Arizona, shows how city parkland gets “stolen”

Phoenix, Arizona, shows how city parkland gets “stolen”

Residents of the city of Phoenix, Arizona, woke up recently to discover that their city fathers had transferred a city park for development purposes. Sounds eerily like what’s happening in beautiful Beaufort by the sea. Click here for the news article.

04/14/2014 Support for preserving Beaufort’s downtown waterfront park grows into groundswell

Support for preserving Beaufort’s downtown waterfront park grows into groundswell

A groundswell of support for preserving Beaufort’s downtown waterfront parking lot as open space has emerged in the face of City Council’s current effort to transfer the land to a Greenville commmercial development company. Click here for the latest citizens’ effort at city council hearing on this past Tuesday, April 8.

01/20/2014 Commentary by Peggy Noonan: Selfish “public servants” are the norm

Commentary by Peggy Noonan

Selfish “public servants” are the norm

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01/17/2014 Editorial: Is Chinese money driving downtown Beaufort’s “redevelopment” plan

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Is Chinese money driving downtown Beaufort’s “redevelopment” plan?

Can Jim Chaffin please translate this for us?

Can Jim Chaffin please translate this for us?

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01/17/2014 Letter to the editor from chairman of Historic Beaufort Foundation

Seven Integrities for Historic Preservation and In-Fill Design Principles

Letter to the editor from chairman of Historic Beaufort Foundation

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01/17/2014 Beaufort Gazette joins chorus of objectors to City’s massive downtown rezoning proposal

Beaufort Gazette joins chorus of objectors to City’s massive downtown rezoning proposal

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01/14/2014 Statement of Historic Beaufort Foundation to Planning Commission

Statement of Historic Beaufort Foundation to Planning Commission

The following is the statement presented by Maxine Lutz, executive director of Historic Beaufort Foundation, to the Metropolitan Planning Commission at last evening’s meeting, January 13, 2014: More…

01/14/2014 Editor’s statement to Planning Commission

Editor’s statement to Planning Commission

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01/14/2014 Planning Commission unanimously disapproves massive downtown rezoning proposal

Planning Commission unanimously disapproves massive downtown rezoning proposal

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Beaufort’s downtown marina area, which includes the waterfront parking lot. The City is proposing to remove the downtown parking and cover the parking lot with hotels, apartments, shops, offices, restaurants and condominiums, a direct contravention of the contractual pledges the City made when it developed the downtown waterfront park and parking lot.

Beaufort’s Metropolitan Planning Commission, composed of five members, unanimously disapproved the City’s massive downtown rezoning proposal at its monthly meeting on Monday, January 13, 2014.

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01/10/2014 City modifies massive rezoning proposal

Cites “feedback from some of the affected property owners”

City modifies massive rezoning proposal

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01/09/2014 Beaufort Redevelopment Commission members and 2014 meeting dates

Beaufort Redevelopment Commission members and 2014 meeting dates

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01/09/2014 Beaufort Metropolitan Planning Commission members and 2014 meeting dates

Beaufort Metropolitan Planning Commission members and 2014 meeting dates

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01/09/2014 Beaufort City Council members

Beaufort City Council members

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01/09/2014 Planning commission meeting, Monday, January 13, 2014

Massive downtown rezoning on agenda

Planning Commission meeting, Monday, January 13, 2014

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01/08/2014 Redevelopment Commission agenda for January 9, 2014

Redevelopment Commission agenda for January 9, 2014

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01/08/2014 Editorial: City’s massive downtown rezoning plan puts the cart before the horse and is grossly irresponsible

November 2013 news release presages city’s massive rezoning plans

Editorial: City’s massive downtown rezoning plan puts the cart before the horse and is grossly irresponsible

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01/04/2014 Massive downtown rezoning to Core Commercial proposed

Historic district threatened

Massive downtown rezoning to Core Commercial proposed

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