Coastal Setback Lines , setback

SC Coastal property owners have chance to request review of new coastal setback lines. But the deadline is coming up quick!

Heard great news from Nick Kremydas, CEO of the South Carolina Association of Realtors, today regarding the setback lines for rebuilding on the coast.  Nick was the keynote speaker at the Beaufort County Association of Realtors luncheon and gave us several updates on new legislation, on the national and state levels.

I asked a question about the recent developments on the coastal rebuilding setback lines.   He gave us all and update and sent me the following press release. I’m sure many of you will appreciate this update to this important issue affecting many homes here in Coastal South Carolina.

Please note the important DECEMBER 4th date for property owners to contact the DHEC to receive information on requesting a board review.  But at least now you have a little time to be proactive and request a review.   


 

Please see DHEC’s recent news release, below. 

DHEC Extends Public Comment Period on Proposed Beachfront Jurisdictional Lines Until April 6, 2018

[COLUMBIA, SC] Coastal property owners will have until April 6, 2018 to comment on revised beachfront jurisdictional lines proposed by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

Because of this extension, the department will begin to adopt final revised beachfront jurisdictional lines in May 2018 with all lines published by December 31, 2018. A tentative adoption schedule for each beach will be available on DHEC’s website on November 13, 2017.

Existing jurisdictional lines will remain in place until final revised lines are adopted. A 2016 amendment of the Beachfront Management Act prohibits the baseline from moving seaward from its position on December 31, 2017.

Based on feedback received during the original 30-day comment period, DHEC feels it is appropriate to give property owners and other interested parties more time to meet with department staff, understand the methodology used to set the jurisdictional lines and bring the department any additional information for consideration.

The decision to adopt revised lines after December 31, 2017 affects landowners who own property where the baseline was proposed to move seaward of the existing baseline under the department’s current proposal.

DHEC is asking these property owners to contact the department prior to December 4, 2017 by email at ocrm-comments@dhec.sc.gov or phone at 843-953-0200 to receive information on requesting a board review. DHEC will also attempt to proactively reach out to these property owners.

The department is required to establish and review beachfront jurisdictional lines every seven to ten years to implement laws and regulations that support the state’s beachfront management goals and to guide development away from vulnerable shorelines. The lines were last reviewed in 2008-10.

DHEC establishes two lines of beachfront jurisdiction – the baseline and the setback line. The baseline is the more seaward of the two jurisdictional lines, while the setback line is the landward line. To locate and establish the lines, DHEC utilizes the best available scientific and historical data, including state-of-the art LIDAR, GPS and aerial photography.

The lines do not create a “no-build” area. Repairs, reconstruction and new construction are allowed under certain conditions and with authorization by the department.

DHEC staff is available to assist citizens in understanding the lines and the process. Three public hearings were held in October, and additional meetings and opportunities to gather and present information will continue to be held.

The department has developed an online tool that shows the proposed new lines in detail at https://gis.dhec.sc.gov/shoreline/. Additional information about the proposed beachfront jurisdictional lines, including a video on how the lines are developed, are available at http://www.scdhec.gov/beachfrontlines.

Public comments may be submitted to DHEC through a link provided in the viewing application or in writing to DHEC-OCRM, Attn: Barbara Neale, 1362 McMillan Avenue, Suite 400, Charleston, SC 29405. Comments can also be submitted to ocrm-comments@dhec.sc.gov.

Katie Phillips
Legislative Affairs
S.C. Dept. of Health & Environmental Control
Office: (803) 898-9119
Mobile: (803) 530-5679

 

Wastin’ away at the Hardeeville Margaritaville !

Get all of the latest news on the Margaritaville development in Hardeeville South Carolina from Lori Bee, Realtor with exp Realty.

Hear this BREAKING NEWS from me first!!!!
This is awesome news for the area! I’m stoked!

NIXLE ALERT: “New Margaritaville development set for Hardeeville.

The city of Hardeeville is one of the fastest growing cities in the state of South Carolina. The trend will hopefully continue with the announcement of a new development being built along highway 278. Minto Communities and Margaritaville Holdings announced their second Latitude Margaritaville location today. It will be built in the city of Hardeeville on Highway 278, two and a half miles east of I-95.

The active adult residential community will feature homes built for the 55-and better community with a “no worries” tropical vibe of Margaritaville. The 2,739-acre community will include a 72-acres site for 290,000-square foot Margaritaville-inspired festive retail center. Earlier this year, Minto and Margaritaville holdings broke ground in Daytona Beach, Florida for the first Latitude Margaritaville community. Hardeeville Mayor, Harry Williams says, “Hardeeville will now become the place for retirees from across the country who want to enjoy the beauty and amenities of the region>” The mayor went on to say the retail shops and restaurants will make Hardeeville a destination spot for the entire Lowcountry area. The city of Hardeeville is excited about this venture. We truly look forward to working with Minto and Margaritaville holdings on the Hilton Head Latitude Margaritaville Community.”

And I plan to be your Margaritaville real estate expert! Private message or call me at 843-505-3132 to sign up for ongoing news on this great project. And cheers to our good times in the future!

#Margaritaville

Moreland Village at Palmetto Bluff

Take a video stroll thru the brand new Moreland Village in Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC !

Today I attended the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors, Professional Development session on “How to Buy and Sell in Palmetto Bluff.”   It featured an exclusive preview of the brand new Moreland Village neighborhood.

Take a look at this video, and let me know if you need more info or a personal tour of this amazing community.   It’s my favorite!

Winter Dip in the Atlantic Ocean

“Winter Dip” photo by Lori Bee

So I’ve been a little slack of posting my photos on my actual blog.   I have posted them here and there on my Facebook Business Page, but wanted to make sure I also documented them here.

This one was apparently so good that a local photographer tried to claim it as her own.  LOL.  I take it as a compliment, but I did indeed take this.  She later relented, stating her software mistakenly flagged it as hers.  Maybe I should start truly copyrighting them?  Maybe even selling them?  What do you think.

This was taken in late February at the Sea Pines Beach Club.  I so enjoyed watching these carefree young ladies enjoying their “Winter Dip” in the Atlantic Ocean.   Life on Hilton Head Island is so grand for our youth.

Winter Dip in the Atlantic by Lori Bee

Dreaming of Daufuskie?

Doesn’t this video help you dream of Daufuskie Island and Haig Point Club? Well I can help you make that dream a reality!

There’s something about a trip to Daufuskie that takes you on a trip back in time, and to a quieter way of life. The only way to get to Daufuskie is by boat or by ferrry. Haig Point has it’s own ferry service available for residents and guests, and the rest of the island is serviced by various ferry and charter services. Very few cars are permitted on the island (outside of Haig Point) and the primary mode of transportation is by golf cart. So yes, it is a little difficult getting here but oh so worth the effort.

The 8 square miles of Daufuskie Island hold a wealth of history, pristine golf courses, sparsely occupied beaches, artistic & culinary surprises, and friendly people. There is also an Equestrian Center, a an artisan village, farm & community garden, a marina if you happen to have your own boat, and a lighthouse you can actually rent for a weekend or special event.

I am happy to arrange a Discovery Experience for you on Daufuskie Island to find out if you’d like a piece of paradise here. In the meantime, here are the current listings for Daufuskie Island. Contact me at 843.505.3132 or email me to arrange your personal tour of homes.

Daufuskie Island Homes for Sale

 

Lori Bee, eXp Realty serving Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort and the surrounding SC area. Contact her at 843.505.3132 or e-mail her at Lori@LoriBee.com .

Daufuskie Buddy

Friendly ghost crab on Daufuskie Island, SC. Photo by Lori Bee

You never know who you’re going to meet and make friends with on Daufuskie Island. This little guy followed me around on the beach.

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Palmetto Bluff Photo Tour

Enjoy a brief photo tour of Palmetto Bluff by Lori Bee, Realtor. 843.505.3132 for homes for sale.

It’s no secret that Palmetto Bluff is MY personal favorite community in the lowcountry.   I spent the afternoon with my dear friend, and fellow Realtor, Rochelle Ferguson with DR Horton Homes, talking about new construction in the area, while we did a walking photo tour around the bluff.  Here are a few pictures.  Each one will expand on as you click it.

And as always, if you’d like a list of available homes or your personal tour around Palmetto Bluff, feel free to call me at 843.505.3132 or email me at Lori@LoriBee.com .