Comprehensive Plan Drop-In Meeting:
Mon. April 15th (2:00-4:00 PM)
Seabrook Island Town Hall
The town will host a public drop-in meeting at Seabrook Island Town Hall on Monday, April 15th, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The purpose of this meeting is to gather public input on proposed amendments to the town’s comprehensive plan as part of a 10-year plan update.
Over the last 8 months, the Seabrook Island Planning Commission has prepared draft updates for all 9 elements contained within the comprehensive plan. The Planning Commission is now in the process of presenting these draft updates for public review and comment prior to formally recommending the draft document to Town Council for review and adoption.
During the drop-in meeting, residents and property owners will have an opportunity to review the proposed updates at their own pace, ask questions of town and county staff and submit written comments and suggestions prior to leaving the meeting. Residents may also view the draft document and submit comments electronically by clicking here.
For more information about the comprehensive plan update, please contact Joe Cronin, Town Administrator / Zoning Administrator, by phone at (843) 768-9121 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planning Commission grants conditional approval for Kiawah Senior Living Facility encroachment permit
On Wed. October 3rd, the Seabrook Island Planning Commission considered a request from Atlantic Partners II, LLC (the "Applicant"), to grant an encroachment permit for a new driveway on Seabrook Island Road. The purpose of this encroachment permit request is to provide access to and from Seabrook Island Road for a proposed 200-unit senior living facility adjacent to the Freshfields Village Development.
The Planning Commission discussed this request on four separate occasions: July 18th, August 15th, September 26th and October 3rd. In addition, the applicants participated in a town-hosted public informational meeting on August 7th, which was held at the Seabrook Island Club and attended by more than 200 residents.
By a vote of 3-1, the Planning Commission approved the Applicant's request to grant an encroachment permit, subject to the following conditions:
At this time, the applicant may accept the conditions and move forward with the encroachment permit, appeal the Planning Commission’s decision to Seabrook Island Town Council for de novo review, or withdraw its request.
To view a copy of the full motion (with conditions), please click here.
To view the engineered drawings for the new driveway and off-site improvements to Seabrook Island Road, please click here.
The Town of Seabrook Island wants to hear from YOU!
We're currently conducting a community survey as part of our 10-year comprehensive plan update. Survey responses will be collected until August 31st.
About the Comprehensive Plan Update
The town recently kicked off an update to its Comprehensive Plan, a process which is required by state law to be completed every 10 years. A Comprehensive Plan serves as a type of “strategic plan” for the community. The plan will include a total of nine topics or “elements” including: land use, transportation, housing, natural resources, cultural resources, economic development, population, and priority investment. The plan will include an inventory of existing conditions, as well as specific goals and implementation strategies for each element. The plan will serve as an overall vision for the community and will guide future policy decisions of Town Council.
As part of the planning process, the town is inviting residents to participate in a community survey between August 8-31. The town’s comprehensive plan survey is separate and distinct front other surveys you may have received, including those from the Club or SIPOA. Those surveys are used for Club and SIPOA purposes and are not a part of the town’s efforts to review and update our Comprehensive Plan.
The draft version of the Comprehensive Plan is expected to be completed by the end of this year. Prior to adoption, the town will also host a community drop-in meeting and public hearing, both of which will take place in early 2019.
The Town of Seabrook Island values your feedback, and we hope you will take the time to participate in this important process.