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Town Hall will close Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 3pm in celebration of Thanksgiving and reopen Monday, November 28, 2022. Essential first response staff will remain active 24/7.

Historic Preservation and Design Study Group

The Historic Preservation and Design Study Group has been formed as a sub-committee of the Sullivan’s Island Land Use and Natural Resources Committee.  It is formed as recommended by the town’s Comprehensive Plan as adopted by Council in 2018.  The Study Group is tasked with gathering a greater understanding of resident opinions regarding our historic ordinances and to take a broad examination of our current ordinances, consider their original intent, evaluate the resulting “built environment” and to make recommendations.  We hope to benefit from community opinion regarding property ordinances, structure size, home placement, lot coverage and setbacks and how our ordinances intersect and conflict with each other as well as FEMA requirements. 

The Study Groups recommendations will be returned to the LUNR committee for consideration by council and other committees for further action. 

All meetings will occur within important constraints of open public meetings.  The meetings are the product of resident opinions and are open for anyone to attend, review and contribute their opinions and suggestions.  All minutes, referenced documents and proceedings will be recorded here for public interaction.  Questions and comments for the study group may be submitted here.

Historic Preservation and Design Study Group- Final Report (PDF)

Click here for the PowerPoint Presentation from the March 3, 2022 Historic Preservation and Design Study Group Meeting. 

Click here for the PowerPoint Presentation from the April 14, 2022 Historic Preservation and Design Study Group Meeting. 

 

Click here to review the Historic Preservation and Design Study Group Recommendations To Date, April 28, 2022 (PDF)

National Register of Historic Places Documents: 

Examples of Schneider Study Cards

Current Members 

  • John Winchester-Committee Chair
  • Aussie Geer- Committee Vice Chair
  • Manda Poletti- Planning Commission
  • Elizabeth Tezza- Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Beverly Bohan- Design Review Board
  • Rita Langley- Resident
  • Eddie Fava- Architect
  • Michael Daly- Builder
  • Christina Butler- Professor

Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date Agenda
March 3, 2022

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March 17, 2022

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March 31, 2022

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April 14, 2022

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April 28, 2022

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May 12, 2022 

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May 26, 2022

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June 9, 2022

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July 7, 2022

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Minutes

 

Minutes of the Historic Preservation and Design Study Group meetings are not available until approved by a formal vote of the members. Therefore, meeting minutes are normally posted after approval the following month. The current years minutes can be found below. 

2022 Approved Minutes