Metropolitan Planning Commission


The Beaufort - Town of Port Royal Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) is a six-member board. Two members are appointed by the Beaufort 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.

Most recent agenda and minutes

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


  • 5 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
  • Jason Hincher, County
  • Bill Bardenwarper, Beaufort

2020 Schedule

NOTE:  Deadlines for applications are a minimum of 4 weeks in advance.  Scheduled dates for review of applications are dependent on the number of applications received.

Meeting Schedule

Monday, January 13, 2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Monday, March 16, 2020
Monday, April 20, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020
Monday, July 20, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
Monday, October 19, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
Monday, December 14, 2020


  1. All proposed projects must be submitted to the Department of Community & Economic Development 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