Beaufort City Council holding special meeting to deal with parking (and then Olive Garden)


After approving lower rates and longer times, Beaufort City Council has scheduled a special meeting to try and put the downtown parking saga to bed — and will then chew another mouthful as it looks for a way it can pave the way for a $4.6 million Olive Garden project.

I know, you're thing: That's it?

The meeting will be Tuesday, January 18, at 5 p.m. at City Hall (1911 Boundary Street.)

Look for council to move to take the parking kiosks off Bay Street and then see if it can get restaurant company Darden to move a proposed Olive Garden closer than 30 feet from Boundary Street.

Also on the agenda is "Discussion regarding Ordinance Rezoning a Parcel of Property Located at 500 Wilmington Street, from General Residential District to Office Commercial District."

You can view the meeting agenda here and get the parking back story here and Olive Garden backstory here.