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Representatives from Beaufort County Open Land Trust and Beaufort County recently approached Sam Levin of Whitehall Point Holdings, LLC in a final attempt to purchase a portion of Whitehall for public open space before construction commences on the approved development. Mr. Levin agreed to consider the possibility of the sale of up to 10 acres of the western waterfront portion of Whitehall that overlooks the Beaufort River and Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.
“Up to this point in its current ownership, the property has not been for sale. We are doing all we can to take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to give this community what it has been so passionately asking for. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Once construction begins, the conversion of this land to residential use is irreversible,” states Barbara G. Holmes, Director of Land Protection for the Beaufort County Open Land Trust. “As part of any agreement regarding the possible purchase of property for a park, the development on the remaining acreage retained by Whitehall Holdings would be built according to the Whitehall Conceptual Master Plan.”
County Council discussions regarding the possibility of protecting and using the Whitehall property for a public park have occurred as far back as the 1960’s. Development on the Whitehall property has been planned numerous times by developers. Each time, the land value went up along with the density requirements to make developing it economically viable. Beaufort County residents have long realized the value of this property, citing it as ‘a treasure,’ ‘priceless’, ‘irreplaceable,’ ‘beautiful historic land’ and ‘idyllic’ during a public comment period in 2017 prior to a proposed re-zoning which would have increased allowable density on the property.
Whitehall is the only piece of property in northern Beaufort County of its kind – the only waterfront property remaining that could serve as a useable public waterfront park connecting Lady’s Island to the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. With 850′ of walkable waterfront, the 900’ pedestrian/bike trail and ample parking, it can be one of the most connected, accessible and useable public parks in downtown Beaufort. If 10 acres of this property were to become a park, it would remove almost 70 approved residential units and associated impacts.
The Beaufort County Open Land Trust is continuing positive discussions with Beaufort County, Whitehall Point Holdings and the City of Beaufort to make this park a reality by negotiating a price that does not exceed the appraised value of property. The spirit of this combined partnership is to preserve this iconic parcel of critical land and to enhance and protect the quality of life in Beaufort for future generations.
AULDBRASS TOURS 2018
Thank you for your interest and support of the Auldbrass Tours 2018.
We are excited to now host this event every year!
2018 TOUR DATES ARE NOVEMBER 9-11, 2018
TICKET SALES: Tickets are $175 per person and go on sale at:
9:00 am on Wednesday, August 8th through www.EventBrite.com for Beaufort County Open Land Trust Members Only
9:00 am on Thursday, August 9th through www.EventBrite.com for general public
The event name is AULDBRASS TOURS 2018
The event location is YEMASSEE, SC
Important information about the sales and tour:
Tickets are sold on a first come- first served basis. NO PRE-SALES!
Rain or Shine event
No interior photos
More information to come as plans develop.
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