Historic Beaufort Foundation
By Mary Thompson
HISTORIC BEAUFORT FOUNDATION FILES APPEAL OF HISTORIC REVIEW BOARD’S APPROVAL OF LARGE FOOTPRINT DEVELOPMENTS
Today, Historic Beaufort Foundation (HBF) filed a petition in Circuit Court appealing the June 9 decision by the City of Beaufort’s Historic Review Board to allow construction of a four-level parking garage and a four-story hotel in the heart of Beaufort’s National Historic Landmark District.
HBF Executive Director Cynthia Jenkins said, “Beaufort is unique and has been fortunate to maintain a significant portion of our architectural legacy and historic integrity. The Historic Review Board’s recent decisions not only impact our city now but, more importantly, set precedents for all future development.”
“HBF sees these as generational projects that will forever adversely impact Beaufort. Our objective, as always, is not to prevent progress or development, but to ensure that all new construction is compatible with the significant character of Beaufort’s National Historic Landmark district,” Jenkins said.
HBF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit education foundation created to preserve, protect, and present sites and artifacts of historic, architectural, and cultural interest throughout Beaufort County, South Carolina. For more information on our mission and history, please visit historicbeaufort.org and follow us on social media, including Facebook and Instagram.