Historic District Review Board drops hotel and parking garage from upcoming Wednesday agenda, adds executive session

The City’s Historic District Review Board (HDRB) today eliminated consideration of final approval of the proposed oversize parking garage and proposed oversize convention hotel in the historic downtown commercial district from its upcoming 2:00 p.m. Wednesday meeting via Zoom. The Board also added an executive session to receive a legal briefing about the recent lawsuit filed against the City and 303 Associates/The Beaufort Inn alleging failure to obtain zoning variances explicitly required by the City Code.

The Tribune published the original agenda last week, click here, which included 250 pages of plans and other information about the proposed hotel and parking garage. Below is the revised agenda with the City’s email notice to the HDRB members of these changes.

Members,

Attached is a revised agenda for the HRB 4/14 meeting now including an Executive Session and a presentation on the update and consolidation of the Beaufort Preservation Manuals and Above Ground Historic Resources Survey.  Also, two agenda items have been removed.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Julie A. Bachety
Administrative Assistant II
jbachety@cityofbeaufort.org

Editor’s Comment: The Beaufort Tribune urges all concerned citizens to attend this meeting via Zoom and express your concerns about these proposed “big boxes”, the City’s alleged violations of its own City Code, and the staff’s alleged failure to inform the HDRB of the Code’s zoning requirements. Here is the link to register to attend the Zoom meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85981614158?pwd=ZFBMUVlmcGx5ZXAxSWVPYTdvSkNVQT09
Password: 887420 Meeting ID: 859 8161 4158 Call in Phone# 1+929 205 6099

Editor’s Note: If you are concerned about the direction the City of Beaufort is taking, especially in its Historic District, you are automatically a member of the Beautiful Beaufort Alliance, sponsored by The Beaufort TribuneClick here to see the goals of the Beautiful Beaufort Alliance and what you can do to help.