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Beaufort Plaza

Location: Beaufort, SC

Client: City of Beaufort

Project Scope:

  • Concept Development
  • Database Preperation
  • Roadway Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Permitting Assistance
  • Preliminary Plans
  • Right-of-Way Plans
  • Traffic Signal Design
  • Final Plans

Project Description:

Thomas & Hutton was selected by the City of Beaufort to complete Beaufort Plaza – Main Street. Beaufort Plaza is located at the intersection of Boundary Street and Robert Smalls Parkway. Prior to construction Beaufort Plaza is a typical strip commercial shopping center with large parking areas in front of retail buildings.

The creation of a city street through the plaza is the first step in evolving from typical strip commercial use to a livable, memorable center as described in the city’s master plan and Form-Based code. The main street will make use of approximately 1,500 feet of existing drive isles through the plaza. The project includes two travel lanes, parallel parking, drainage, tree wells, and sidewalks. Emphasis is placed on creating a space that pedestrians feel comfortable while encouraging infill from development.

Green spaces and landscaping are provided throughout the project. Water quality is an important feature in the redevelopment project that is adjacent to the environmentally sensitive area called the Marshes of Battery Creek. The new main street connects the newly realigned Robert Smalls Parkway to Boundary Street.