Planning Commission Agenda
Monday, July 6, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Council Chambers, Administration Building
Robert Smalls Complex, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort
PLEASE BE REMINDED FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED
CITIZEN COMMENTS AND PUBLIC HEARING COMMENTS CAN BE
SUBMITTED DURING THE MEETING THROUGH THE COUNTY’S
FACEBOOK LIVE STREAM.
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. FOIA – PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF THIS MEETING HAS BEEN
PUBLISHED, POSTED, AND DISTRIBUTED IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE
SOUTH CAROLINA FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT.
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES ‐ January 6, 2020
5. Southern Beaufort County Map Amendment / Rezoning Request for
R600 021 000 0003 0000, R600 021 000 002A 0000, R600 021 000
003A 0000 (approx 4.2 acres at 143 Graves Road, 145 Graves Road,
and 147 Graves Road, Bluffton, SC) from T2R Rural to C3
Neighborhood Mixed Use; Applicant: Judy Graves
6. Northern Beaufort County Zoning Map Amendment/Rezoning
Request for 18.3 acres (R100 024 000 032A 0000, R100 024 000 0276
0000, R100 024 000 030C 0000, and R100 024 000 033A 0000) at the
Intersection of Bay Pines Road and Laurel Bay Road from T2 Rural and
S1 Industrial to C4‐Community Center Mixed‐Use District; Applicant:
Robert M. Deeb
7. Text Amendment to the Beaufort County Community Development
Campground Standards: Article 4, Section 4.1.190 (Recreation
Facilities: Campgrounds) and Article 3, Section 3.1.60 (Consolidated
Use Table) to provide distinctions between primitive, semi‐developed,
and developed campgrounds.
8. Text Amendment to the Beaufort County Community Development
Article 5, Section 5.3.20 Applicability – To Apply Architectural
Standards and Guidelines to Two‐Family (Duplex) Residential
County Council of
ASHLEY M. JACOBS
Beaufort County Government
Robert Smalls Complex
100 Ribaut Road
Post Office Drawer 1228
Beaufort, South Carolina 299901‐1228
County Council Agenda – Beaufort County, SC
PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA
MONDAY, JULY 6, 2020 AT 6:00 P.M.
9. Text amendment To The Community Development Code (CDC):
Appendix B (Daufuskie Island Community Development Code), Sections B.1.50, B.1.60, B.1.70, and B.1.80 to
Eliminate Maximum Lot Size Requirement for Minor Subdivisions
10. CITIZEN COMMENT (Every member of the public who is recognized to speak shall limit comments to three
minutes ‐ Citizens may comment on the County’s Facebook Live stream to participate in Citizen Comment.)
The regular meeting of the Beaufort County Planning Commission (hereinafter “Commission”) was held
on Monday, January 6, 2020, 6:00 p.m., in Council Chambers, County Administration Building, 100 Ribaut
Road, Beaufort, South Carolina.
Mr. Ed Pappas, Chairman Dr. Caroline Fermin Mr. Randolph Stewart, Vice Chairman
Ms. Diane Chmelik Ms. Cecily McMillan Mr. Harold Mitchell
Mr. Kevin Hennelly Mr. Jason Hincher
Mr. Eric Greenway, BC Community Development Director
Mr. Robert Merchant, BC Community Development Assistant Director
Ms. Diane McMaster, Senior Administrative Specialist
CALL TO ORDER: Chairman Ed Pappas called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Chairman Ed Pappas led those assembled in the pledge of allegiance.
CITIZEN COMMENTS: There were none.
REVIEW OF MEETING MINUTES: The Commissioners reviewed the November 4, 2019, meeting
minutes. Chairman Ed Pappas entertained a motion to accept the minutes as written. Dr. Caroline Fermin
made a motion, seconded by Ms. Cecily McMillan, to accept the minutes as written. There was unanimous
support for the motion.
ZTA 2019-03 TEXT AMENDMENT TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CODE (CDC):
ARTICLE 1, SECTION 1.3.50 APPLICABILITY AND JURISDICTION – EXEMPTIONS TO
ADDRESS COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE USES
Mr. Eric Greenway explained that the Amendment is “proactive planning” and would allow the County to
provide necessary services in any zoning district with the requirement that County Council provide
notification and hold a public hearing to approve such use. The purpose of this amendment is to provide
greater flexibility for county government to respond to public safety and service needs throughout the
county where the needs are warranted.
Chairman Ed Pappas requested a motion to approve the proposed Text Amendment. Vice Chairman
Randolph Stewart made an amended motion approving the proposed Text Amendment, limiting action
when warranted by extreme conditions or emergency situations only, as deemed by County Council. The
amended motion was seconded by Ms. Diane Chmelik. The amended motion passed by a vote of 6:2
(FOR: Chairman Ed Pappas, Ms. Diane Chmelik, Dr. Caroline Fermin, Mr. Jason Hincher, Vice
COUNTY COUNCIL OF BEAUFORT COUNTY
Beaufort County Community Development Department
Beaufort County Government Robert Smalls Complex
Physical: Administration Building, Room 115 100 Ribaut Road
Mailing: Post Office Drawer 1228, Beaufort, SC 29901-1228
Phone: 843-255-2140 / FAX: 843-255-9432
January 6, 2020, Planning Commission Meeting minutes
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Chairman Randolph Stewart, and Mr. Harold Mitchell and OPPOSED: Mr. Kevin Hennelly and
Ms. Cecily McMillan).
Mr. Eric Greenway explained that the Work Calendar/Gantt Chart distributed today tracks three (3)
initiatives for consideration by the BC Planning Commission in 2020: 1. Impact Fee Study & Adoption
and possible amendment to the Capital Improvements Plan; 2. Comprehensive Plan Update which is more
critical than before due to an ever changing, low-lying area environment; and 3. Housing Trust Fund, the
key to additional attainable housing. Commissioners will discuss these initiatives over the next 12 months
and forward their recommendations to County Council for consideration/adoption.
Vice Chairman Randolph Stewart suggested the Commissioners’ Workshop be expanded to one-hour
sessions beginning February 2020, allowing additional time to address the 2020 initiatives. It was agreed
that a separate agenda would be created for the expanded, one-hour Workshops, and a new start time of
5:00 p.m. would be set. As always, Workshops are open to the public.
Chairman Ed Pappas shared with Commission members that he has been appointed Vice Chairman of the
Beaufort County Northern Regional Plan Implementation Committee. He also shared that Mr. Jason
Hincher has been appointed to the Beaufort - Town of Port Royal Metropolitan Planning Commission
New Business: None
Other Business: The next scheduled Planning Commission meeting is set for Monday, February
3, 2020, 6:00 p.m., Council Chambers, County Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road,
Beaufort, SC. Effective Monday, February 3, 2020, and until further notice, the Commissioners’
Workshop will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Community Development Office, Administration
Building, Room 115.
ADJOURNMENT: With no further business to discuss, Chairman Ed Pappas adjourned the meeting at
6:46 p.m. All Commission members were in favor of adjournment.
SUBMITTED BY: Diane McMaster
Community Development Senior Administrative Specialist
Beaufort County Planning Commission Chairman
A 2020-02 – Graves Road Zoning Amendment – T2R to C3NMU Page 1 of 5
TO: Beaufort County Planning Commission
FROM: Noah Krepps, Beaufort County Community Development Department
DATE: March 24, 2020
SUBJECT: Zoning Map Amendment/Rezoning Request for 3 parcels (R600 021 000 0003
0000; R600 021 000 002A 0000; R600 021 000 003A 0000) on Graves Road
from T2 Rural to C3 Neighborhood Mixed-Use; Applicant: Judy Graves, Kevin
Graves, Jan McKim
Case No. ZMA-2020-02
Owner/Applicant: Judy D. Graves; Linda D. Graves and William Kevin Graves;
and Janice Anne G. McKim
Property Location: North end of Graves Road adjacent to Okatie River
District/Map/Parcel: R600 021 000 0003 0000; R600