The Comprehensive Plan is the document that guides all Planning-, Zoning- and Development-related decisions. Beaufort updates the Comprehensive Plan every 10 years, per South Carolina State Law, and completes a minor update every 5 years.
Vision Beaufort 2009 Comprehensive Plan
The Vision Beaufort 2009 Comprehensive Plan was the first such plan to focus in Infill Development. It also highlights implementation strategies to ensure recommendations had a clear path forward to being accomplished.
Land Use Framework Plan
The Framework Plans, produced as part of the Vision Beaufort plan, provides a more fine-grained approach to land use policy recommendations. It is based on focusing growth in walkable nodes in areas that are served by infrastructure and away from areas that are environmentally sensitive.
Civic Master Plan
That document was supplemented by the 2014 Civic Master Plan which took a closer look at specific projects and strategies a lot, block, neighborhood, and city-wide scale. Both documents ensure that land development fulfills the following goals:
Beautiful, stable neighborhoods
A sustainable economic base
Convenient access to services and destinations
Attractive community gateways and corridors
A fair, consistent, and accountable development process
Preserving natural resources, while balancing protection with public access
Balancing preservation of our historic heritage and compatible redevelopment
Plans Available below:
2014 Civic Master Plan Slideshare, hard copies may be purchased for $25 in the Planning Department Office