Historical neighborhood in jeopardy.

Parkersville, one of the oldest Pawleys Island neighborhoods, is being targeted for inappropriate high density development that does not comply with the county comprehensive plan.


The FINAL VOTE on two high density, multi-family subdivisions will be:


Tuesday, September 27, 5:30 pm

Old Courthouse, 129 Screven St.

Georgetown

  • Please SEND AN EMAIL to the County Council at tfloyd@gtcounty.org stating that you OPPOSE these two subdivisions on or before Monday, September 26.


  • Please ATTEND the County Council meeting. Your presence is critical and makes a difference. This is the last chance for input on these proposals.


To be clear, we are not opposed to development. We support smart development that (1) complies with the law, (2) is consistent with the natural character and infrastructure, and (3) meets the needs of the community.


We are asking our county to please follow our comprehensive plan and work together with citizens. No one knows better about a neighborhood than the people who live there.


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A SHORT VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE

HISTORICAL PARKERSVILLE COMMUNITY


Not familiar with Parkersville? We invite you to take a short virtual tour with Rev. Johnny & Lynne Ford whose families have lived in this neighborhood for generations.


This beautiful early settlement of Pawleys Island is one of the last remnants of traditional African American culture, history, and heritage in our community. It is now being threatened with irreparable harm and permanent loss


Please take the tour and see for yourself why it would be a tragedy to allow developers to bulldoze these long established tree-lined neighborhoods to build high density housing that would forever change the character of Parkersville.



PROPOSED SUBDIVISIONS


Subdivision #1 (Osprey) - Parkersville Rd.

56 High Density Multi-Family Units


Subdivision #2 (Regatta) - Petigru Rd.

53 High Density Multi-Family Units


These high-density plans would be detrimental to the existing community.


  • TRAFFIC, FLOODING, & STORMWATER in an area already plagued with problems from overdevelopment and inadequate, overburdened infrastructure.

  • HIGH DENSITY proposals FAR EXCEED the MEDIUM density designation of the comprehensive plan.

  • NOT affordable or workforce housing.


  • Likely DISPLACEMENT OF CURRENT RESIDENTS and permanent loss of cultural heritage of this traditional neighborhood.

  • Loss of many protected TREES & WETLANDS.


Thankfully, Planning Commission heard your voices and voted to DENY these proposals. But County Council is not obligated to follow the decision of Planning Commission, so your continued engagement and presence at meetings is extremely important.


Johnny & Lynne Ford, along with residents and neighborhood leaders have formed the Parkersville Planning & Development Alliance, Inc., a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to protect and preserve this important part of our local history and heritage.


Please join us in standing together and speaking out for our community.

YOUR PRESENCE AT PUBLIC MEETINGS MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

WE CANNOT OVERSTATE THE IMPORTANCE OF SHOWING UP.

PLEASE COME AND BRING A FRIEND OR NEIGHBOR.

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