Metropolitan Planning Commission


The Beaufort - Town of Port Royal Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) is a six-member board. Two of the members are appointed by the City Council; two members are appointed by the Town of Port Royal Town Council; and two members are appointed by the County Council.  The MPC has the following powers and duties:

  • Prepare and periodically revise the comprehensive plan
  • Review and take action on street names
  • Review and take action on cluster development
  • Review and make recommendations on Planned Unit Development master plans;
  • Review and make recommendations on public projects
  • Review and make recommendations to the City Council in regard to amendments to the text of the Beaufort Code
  • Review and make recommendations to the City Council in regard to amendments to the Official Zoning Map
  • Review and approve preliminary subdivisions plats for Major Subdivisions.

Project review applications for the Metropolitan Planning Commission can be downloaded here.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agenda and Minutes

2019 Meeting Dates

Meeting ScheduleDeadline for Application

Monday, January 14, 2019Friday, December 14, 2018
Monday, February 18, 2019Friday, January 18, 2019
Monday, March 18, 2019Friday, February 15, 2019
Monday, April 15, 2019Friday, March 15, 2019
Wednesday, May 20, 2019Friday, April 19, 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019Friday, May 17, 2019
Monday, July 29, 2019 (worksession/called meeting)Friday, June 14, 2019
Monday, August 19, 2019Friday, July 19, 2019
Monday, September 16, 2019Friday, August 16, 2019
Monday, October 21, 2019Friday, September 20, 2019
Monday, November 18, 2019Friday, October 18, 2019
Monday, December 16, 2019Friday, November 15, 2019


  1. All proposed projects are required to be submitted to the City of Beaufort Department of Planning and Development Services at:
        City Hall
        1911 Boundary Street
        Beaufort, South Carolina 29902
  2. Documents must be to scale, collated and bound by folding/stapling each set
  3. Important: A project will not be reviewed if the applicant or representative is not present at the meeting
  4. Submit 6 hard copies of all documents submitted (1 full-size, 5 half-size) and digital copy of all documents
  5. The applicant fee includes the advertising and administration fees


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 3rd Monday of every month
  • Beaufort City Council Chambers
    1911 Boundary Street
    Beaufort, SC 29902


  • Michael Tomy, Beaufort (Chairman)
  • Jim Crower, Port Royal
  • Judy Alling, Port Royal
  • Caroline Fermin, County
  • Robert Semmler, County
  • Bill Bardenwarper, Beaufort