Lawyer suggests proposed 72-room downtown hotel may not have obtained mandatory zoning variance from City

Above: Scale rendering of proposed 72-room hotel in Beaufort’s historic downtown core-commercial district in comparison to three immediately adjacent commercial buildings owned by Graham B. Trask. Source: Beaufort Design/Build LLC.

The following is a letter delivered today, March 23, by Charleston historic-preservation attorney W. Andrew Gowder, Jr, to William B. Harvey III, Beaufort’s City Attorney. Mr. Gowder is the attorney for downtown Beaufort commercial property owner Graham B. Trask. Continue reading