Historic District Review Board

Board Overview

The City of Beaufort Historic District Review Board (HRB) is a five-member Board. The members are appointed by City Council for three year terms. Each member may serve on two consecutive terms. The Historic Review Board is charged with the mission of aiding in the preservation, protection and enhancement of the Beaufort National Historic Landmark District. 

The Board reviews the following types of activities within the District:

  • Demolition
  • New construction and additions
  • Rehabilitation
  • Renovation
  • Restoration

Sub-Districts

The Historic District is divided into two sub-districts: 

  • Conservation Neighborhood (also known as the Northwest Quadrant)
  • Preservation Neighborhood 

Northwest Quadrant

The Northwest Quadrant Design Principles provides guidance for projects in the Conservation Neighborhood (Northwest Quadrant).

Preservation Neighborhood

For projects located in the Preservation Neighborhood, guidance for the Board's decisions is provided by the Beaufort Preservation Manual and the Beaufort Preservation Manual Supplement. 

Document Copies

Copies of the 1979 Milner Historic District Inventory, 1997 Beaufort County Above Ground Historic Resources Survey and Sandborn Fire Insurance Company Maps are available in the Community & Economic Development Department.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Meetings

  • 2 p.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • City Hall
    1911 Boundary Streeet
    Beaufort, SC 29902

Members

  • John Dickerson (Vice-Chairman)
  • Bill Allison
  • Katherine Pringle
  • Edward Mouton
  • Vacancy

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

2020 Schedule

Only digital submittal of all documents is accepted now. You may also view the meeting schedule in document form.  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


Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Tuesday, April 8, 20

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Notes:

  1. All documents are required to be submitted to the City of Beaufort Department of Planning and Development Services at:
    City Hall
    1911 Boundary Street
    Beaufort, SC 29902
  2. All documents must be submitted in a complete digital package by the deadline date
  3. Fee for demolition are due at the time of the applicant submittal. 
  4. IMPORTANT:  A project will not be reviewed if the applicant or representative is not present at the meeting.

Forms & Applications