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)
  • Witt Cox

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

2021 Schedule

Only digital submittal of all documents is accepted. You may also view the meeting schedule in document form. NOTE:  DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY NOON and A MINIMUM OF 4 WEEKS IN ADVANCE. Scheduled dates for review of applications are dependent on the number of applications received.              

Meeting Schedule
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Thursday, December 9, 2021


  1. All documents must be submitted to the Department of Community & Economic Development at:
    City Hall
    1911 Boundary Street
    Beaufort, SC 29902
  2. All documents must be submitted in a complete digital package by the deadline date. See the Design Review Checklist for specific drawings required.
  3. Important: A project will not be reviewed if the applicant or representative is not present at the meeting.

Forms & applications

Additional information

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