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Feedback Sought on Mid-Island District Historic Neighborhoods

October 7, 2022

Hilton Head Island residents living in historic Gullah Geechee neighborhoods are invited to learn about and give feedback on the draft strategy proposed for the Town’s Mid-Island District.

The Town will present an overview of strategy recommendations at two meetings on Monday, October 10, 2022. The first presentation takes place at the Gullah Geechee Land and Cultural Preservation Task Force meeting at 1 pm at Town Hall, 1 Town Center Court. The 1 pm meeting will be live streamed on the Beaufort County Channel at www.beaufortcountysc.gov/the-county-channel/live.html. The second presentation is scheduled for 5 pm at the Hilton Head Island Public Library, 11 Beach City Road.

Town staff and consultants met with community residents in January to gather ideas and suggestions for the district. That input, along with recommendations from the Gullah Geechee Cultural Preservation Project Report, Our Plan (the Town’s 2020-2040 Comprehensive Plan), and area information and statistics, were used to develop recommendations for consistent land patterns that could lead to opportunities and compatibility for future land uses in some historic neighborhoods.

The district includes commercial and residential tracts that geographically stretch from the Atlantic Ocean to the Broad Creek. It encompasses areas along Beach City, Dillon and Union Cemetery roads on the Atlantic side and William Hilton Parkway, Leg-O Mutton Road, and Gardner Drive on the Broad Creek end. The district also encompasses several of Hilton Head Island’s historic Gullah Geechee neighborhoods including Grassland, Big Hill, Mitchelville, Baygall and Marshland.

More details about the Mid-Island District are available on the Town’s website at https://hiltonheadislandsc.gov/midislandtract/.

For more information, contact Missy Luick, Community Planning Manager, at 843-341-4693 or MissyL@hiltonheadislandsc.gov

Contact
Carolyn Grant, Communications Director
843-341-4618
CarolynG@hiltonheadislandsc.gov