Design Review Board


The City of Beaufort Design Review Board (DRB) is a five-member board composed of an architect, a landscape architect, a civil engineer, a local business owner, and an at-large representative. The members are appointed by City Council for three years. Each member may serve for two consecutive terms.

The board reviews applications for development within the Development Design Districts for compliance with the standards and guidelines of the Beaufort Code, except for those applications where that authority has been delegated to the City’s Planning Department staff. It is the purpose of such review to determine, in a cooperative fashion with the applicant, whether the proposed plan meets the guidelines and other standards of this district. The DRB also reviews and approves master sign plans for new development. Planning staff serves as support for the DRB.

Development Design Districts

Development Design Districts are defined as follows:

“Design Review, either at the Staff or DRB level, is required for all projects in T4, T5, RMX and IC zoning districts, along with all other projects as listed n Section 4.2.2 of the Beaufort Code. Please contact us for more information on the design review process for your specific project.”

Agendas & minutes

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

Most recent agendas and minutes


  • 2 p.m.
  • 2nd Thursday of every month
  • City Hall - Council Chambers
    2nd Floor, 1911 Boundary Street
    Beaufort, SC 29902


  • Benjie Morillo (Chair)
  • Kimberly McFann (Vice-Chair)
  • Clinton Hallman
  • Erik Petersen
  • William Suter

If you have any special needs due to a physical challenge, please contact the Community & Economic Development Department at 843-525-7011.

2022 Schedule - Revised

Only digital submittal of all documents is accepted now. You may also view the meeting schedule in document form. NOTE:  THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR NEXT MONTHS MEETING ARE DUE BY NOON OF THE CURRENT MONTHS MEETING. Scheduled dates for review of applications are dependent on the number of applications received.  

Written comments for any project before the board must be submitted by noon (12:00 pm) on the business day before the meeting.

Meeting Schedule

Deadline for next month’s meeting

Thursday, January 13, 2022

12:00 pm - January 13th

Thursday, February 10, 2022

12:00 pm – February10th

Thursday, March 10, 2022

12:00 pm – March 10th

Thursday, April 14, 2022

12:00 pm – April 14th

Thursday May 12, 2022

12:00 pm – May 12th

Thursday, June 9, 2022

12:00 pm – June 9th

Thursday, July 14, 2022

12:00 pm – July 14th

Thursday August 11, 2022

12:00 pm – August 11th

Thursday, September 8, 2022

12:00 pm – September 8th

Thursday, October 13, 2022

12:00 pm – October 13th

Thursday, November 10, 2022

12:00 pm – November 10th

Thursday December 8, 2022

12:00 pm – December 8th

Forms & applications

Additional information

For more information on the Design Review Board, contact Administrative Assistant Julie Bachety at 843-525-7011 or via email.