Historic District Review Board


The Historic District Review Board (HDRB) is a five-member board. The members are appointed by City Council for three-year terms. Each member may serve for two consecutive terms. The board’s mission is to aid in the preservation, protection and enhancement of the Beaufort National Historic Landmark District. 

The board reviews the following types of activities within the Historic District:

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


The Historic District is divided into two subdistricts: 

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

Northwest Quadrant

Northwest Quadrant Guidelines are now an appendix in the Preservation Manual as Appendix A.

Preservation Neighborhood

For projects located in the Preservation Neighborhood, guidance for the board’s decisions is provided by the Beaufort Preservation Manual, which you can now find in searchable form. The Beaufort Preservation Manual and Supplement have been incorporated into one single document, the Preservation Manual.

 Preservation Manual

Document copies

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

Agendas & minutes

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

View our agendas and minutes.


  • 2 p.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • City Hall - Council Chambers
    2nd Floor, 1911 Boundary Street
    Beaufort, SC 29902


  • Mike Sutton, (Chairman)
  • Grady Woods, (Vice-Chair)
  • Eric Berman
  • Michelle Prentice
  • Rita Wilson

2024 Schedule

Only digital submittal of all documents is accepted now. You may also view the meeting schedule in document form.  Scheduled dates to review applications depend on the number of applications received.  Complete submittals must be submitted by 12:00 noon on the 2nd Friday before the meeting you want to attend.

Written comments for any project before the board must be submitted by noon (12 p.m.) on the business day before the meeting.

Special Needs

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

Meeting Schedule  
Wednesday, January 10, 2024  
Wednesday, February 14, 2024  
Wednesday, March 13, 2024  
Wednesday, April 10, 2024  
Wednesday, May 8, 2024  
Wednesday, June 12, 2024  
Wednesday, July 10, 2024  
Wednesday, August 14, 2024  
Wednesday, September 11, 2024  
Wednesday, October 9, 2024  
Wednesday, November 13, 2024  
Wednesday, December 11, 2024