Idea would give boost to affordable housing, sporting event parking in Pigeon Point

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Update February 4: The plan is continuing to jell; read an update from The Island Packet over here.

First reporting: The City of Beaufort would love to see an empty Pigeon Point lot it owns used for affordable housing as it would boost the city's tax coffers — but those who use the nearby Basil Green Recreational Complex soccer and baseball fields aren't delighted that the free parking lot would soon evaporate. 

So a cleve idea rises to the top: Give the land to the developer to help seal the deal, on the condition that more public-use parking spots are built. 

Head on over to The Island Packet for a report.