News Flash


Posted on: July 14, 2021

Beaufort asks for public input on Comprehensive Plan working draft

BEAUFORT, S.C. – The Department of Community & Economic Development has completed a working draft of the City of Beaufort’s 2021 Comprehensive Plan. The draft was presented to City Council at its July 13 meeting, and is now available on the City’s website for review and comments from stakeholders and the public.

The Comprehensive Plan is the document that guides all decisions related to planning, zoning, and development in the City of Beaufort, as required by South Carolina law. It was last updated in 2009. The new working draft was informed by the current Comprehensive Plan, the City’s Strategic Plan, the Civic Master Plan, and Beaufort 2030 Future Vision exercise.

Among the most significant changes in the proposed Comprehensive Plan: an update of City demographics, a new future land use map, a resiliency element, and an update of the City’s vision, goals, and objectives. 

The Comprehensive Plan’s various components include land use, housing, community facilities, cultural resources, natural resources, transportation, and resiliency.


July 14: Electronic public comment period opens. Public and various stakeholders are invited to review document and submit comments via email. The Comprehensive Plan can be reviewed by subject matter.

July 19: Working draft presented to Metropolitan Planning Commission.

Aug. 5, 12: Public is invited to a daytime and evening session at City Hall to review details of document and submit comments.

Aug. 20: Electronic public comment period closes.

Aug. 24: Synopsis of public comments is presented to City Council at Work Session.

Sept. 14: Public Hearing during City Council Regular Meeting is held on proposed plan.

Sept. 20: Final draft is presented to MPC for approval.

Sept. 28: Final draft is presented to City Council during Work Session.

Sept. 29-Oct. 5: Final revisions made.

Oct. 12: Final Comprehensive Plan presented to City Council for approval.

Public comment

The draft Comprehensive Plan can be found on the City’s website at The Dropbox link can be found here: A more detailed timeline can be found here:

Comments may be emailed to Senior Planner Dan Frazier at Those who wish to comment are asked to submit their names and addresses, so that we can map where responses are coming from.

In addition, the draft Comprehensive Plan will be posted several times on the City’s Facebook page and distributed through the Nextdoor social media platform. The draft will also be shared with the City’s Neighborhood Association and all stakeholder organizations and governments.

The public can also comment by attending one of three sessions on Aug. 5 and Aug. 12 at City Hall. On Aug. 5, the session will be held from 5-7 p.m. On Aug. 12, the afternoon session will be from 2-4 p.m. and the evening session from 5-7 p.m. City Planning staff will share highlights from the proposed plan, as well as answer any questions. The public can submit comments via cards during those sessions.


Find us:

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News

City offices to close on Veterans Day

Posted on: November 1, 2022

Pigeon Point boat ramp closed

Posted on: October 1, 2022

Landing Pad ribbon-cutting set for Oct. 5

Posted on: September 27, 2022

Beaufort Shrimp Festival set for Oct. 7-8

Posted on: September 15, 2022

City offices to close for Labor Day

Posted on: August 30, 2022

City offices closed on July 4

Posted on: June 29, 2022

Council appoints new board members

Posted on: June 27, 2022

Public meetings week of June 13

Posted on: June 10, 2022

A Taste of Beaufort set for May 6-7

Posted on: April 25, 2022

City offices to close on Presidents Day

Posted on: February 17, 2022

City offices to close for MLK holiday

Posted on: January 12, 2022
Alan Eisenman_Dec21

City selects new finance director

Posted on: December 29, 2021

Beaufort holiday schedule

Posted on: December 21, 2021

Murray elected to SC mayoral association

Posted on: December 16, 2021

3 organizations awarded $22,000

Posted on: December 15, 2021

Holiday festivities kick off next week!

Posted on: November 24, 2021

Holiday schedule for City of Beaufort

Posted on: November 23, 2021

Holiday festivities heading this way!

Posted on: November 4, 2021
Marines in Veterans Day parade

What’s on tap for Veterans Day

Posted on: November 3, 2021

Public meetings week of Oct. 11

Posted on: October 11, 2021

City extends Comp Plan schedule

Posted on: September 14, 2021

City offices to be closed for Labor Day

Posted on: September 1, 2021

City Council passes $23.7M budget

Posted on: June 23, 2021
501 Carteret Street_Hotel_

City launches Downtown Projects page

Posted on: April 5, 2021

City of Beaufort wins budget award

Posted on: March 11, 2021

Mossy Oaks update through March 15

Posted on: March 5, 2021

City launches tree-planting initiative

Posted on: February 23, 2021

Section of Spanish Moss Trail reopens

Posted on: February 10, 2021

Mask ordinance extended through April 9

Posted on: February 10, 2021
Tree pruning utility

FAQ from Dominion on tree-trimming process

Posted on: December 21, 2020

Beaufort Preservation Manual to be updated

Posted on: December 17, 2020

Whitehall subdivision plan moves forward

Posted on: December 17, 2020
Stephen with family Melissa, Genevieve, left, and Josephine

Murray takes the reins in Beaufort

Posted on: December 16, 2020
Mayor Bill headshot

Mayor Billy embarks on next chapter

Posted on: November 30, 2020

How to make your holiday safer!

Posted on: November 12, 2020
PD logo

Police chief search narrows to top 3

Posted on: October 28, 2020

Beaufort narrows search for police chief

Posted on: October 22, 2020
wfp marina

$166K in ATAX grants go to tourism groups

Posted on: September 24, 2020

Council approves 2020-2022 Strategic Plan

Posted on: September 23, 2020

A video tribute to Sept. 11

Posted on: September 11, 2020