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If you're like most residents living in the Lowcountry, your home is your happy place. It's where you come to unwind, rest, and regroup for another day at work. But when your HVAC system fails, your peaceful property can turn into an uncomfortable, even unsafe environment. You need to get it fixed, and you need it fixed quickly.

As the most trusted HVAC company in Bluffton, Burke HVAC Services, Inc. has the tools, experience, and technicians to help, whether you need a simple maintenance check or emergency HVAC repair. We truly care about your comfort and will do everything in our power to restore your home to the happy place that you love.

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Why Choose Burke HVAC Services, Inc?

When we opened Burke HVAC Services, Inc. many years ago, we did so with one goal in mind: To exceed our customer's expectations by ensuring that each of our clients received individualized service.

Since that time, we have grown and expanded into one of Bluffton's largest HVAC companies, but we still hold true to that goal. Despite our growth, we are proud to say that we continue to offer a boutique, personalized experience for all of our clients.

When you call our office, you will speak to a trained, knowledgeable customer service professional. When you make an appointment for an estimate, we will come to your residence rather than asking you to come to ours. When you need emergency service, you can rest easy knowing an HVAC tech is their way, no matter what time of day.

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Bluffton's Most Trusted HVAC Business

At Burke HVAC Services, Inc., our customers keep coming back because we believe in hard work, timely service, and fair pricing. Honesty is the backbone of our business, and that will not be changing anytime soon.

Here are just a few more reasons why the Lowcountry leans on Burke HVAC Services, Inc. for their heating and cooling maintenance and repair:

Professional Staff

Professional Staff

Each of our HVAC experts is an EPA Certified Factory Trained Technician. When one of our HVAC techs comes to your home or business, you can rest assured that you will be working with the best of the best.

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Friendly Customer Service

We know how important that helpful, personable customer service is for our customers. Unlike some heating & air companies, our customer service professionals are local, efficient, and ready to help with all your needs and questions.

Services

24/7 Services

Heating & cooling units tend to break down in the most inopportune times. It doesn't matter if your HVAC system stops working at 2AM on a Saturday night. Our team is ready to work at the most inconvenient times so you can get back to enjoying your home in comfort.

Licensed & Insured

Licensed & Insured

Burke HVAC Services, Inc. is fully licensed and insured to protect your investment and maintain your peace of mind. If you are not 100% satisfied with our work, we will do everything possible to correct any mistake and make the situation right.

On-Site Estimates and Consultations

On-Site Estimates and Consultations

We won't ever ask you to come to our offices for an estimate or consultation. Instead, we come to your home or business, so you don't have to change your daily routine. We cater to your schedule, not the other way around. Call us today at (843) 568-7336 to learn more about our on-site estimates or to schedule a consultation.

Financing Available

Financing Available

To make life a little easier, we offer flexible financing to all of our customers. If you need to pay your bill one payment at a time, we are here to make your HVAC experience as convenient as possible.

When you and your family need the highest level of indoor comfort in South Carolina, Burke HVAC Services, Inc. is ready to get to work - 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

Our unbeatable HVAC and air quality services include:

AC Repair in Bluffton, SC

Having your AC go out during the hottest days of summer is no fun, but don't sweat it; Burke HVAC Services is here to keep you cool!

We know that your home's AC system needs to be fully operational to keep your family comfortable when summertime rolls around. Our skilled AC repair techs in Bluffton are ready to help with any AC issue you are having, whether it be a quick fix or full system replacement.

We provide trustworthy AC maintenance services when you need them the most, so you can focus on more important things like your family or business. With the most comprehensive list of AC services in Bluffton, we can get your air conditioning pump up to snuff so you can cool down no matter how hot it gets outside.

A few of our most common AC repair services in Bluffton include:

  • Filter replacement
  • Broken fan replacement
  • Duct and airflow optimization
  • Motor replacement
  • Thermostat replacement
  • Fan belt replacement
  • Coil replacement and maintenance

Burke HVAC Services, Inc. also offers preventative maintenance and tune-up options for homeowners that would like year-round confidence in their air conditioning system. It doesn't matter if you have a central heating system for your home or a wall-mounted AC unit for your office - we are just a phone call away from keeping summer heat at bay.

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AC Installation in Bluffton, SC

When properly maintained, a good air conditioning system can last for many years. However, if no amount of repairs or maintenance will fix your AC system, it's probably time to send your old unit to the scrap yard. Before you call us for a replacement system, let us provide you with a thorough exam to make sure it is needed. If we discover that a replacement AC system is required, our skilled technicians would be happy to travel to your to complete the job.

At Burke HVAC Services, Inc., we understand how important it is for you and your family to stay cool during the hot summer months in South Carolina. That is why we are proud to install the highest-rated cooling systems available. When we come to your home or business to install an AC unit, we will take all the time needed to walk you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Any time we install a new air conditioner for a client, we strive to let them know what may be wrong with their original system. We'll discuss what unit might be best for your home, budget, and cooling needs. Once we have a good understanding for what you need, we will get to work right away to minimize your time without air conditioning.

Our goal is to do the best job possible the first time out, with minimal interference in your life. That way, you can continue enjoying summertime while we work hard to give you a fast, effective AC solution.

Signs You Need AC Replacement in Bluffton, SC

Did you know that a broken heat pump or air conditioner can lead to higher utility bills? Updated cooling systems, like the replacement systems installed by Burke HVAC Services, are more reliable and can help lower your utility costs over time.

But how do you know if your air conditioning system is on its last legs? Here are a few telltale signs that your AC unit might need to be replaced:

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Warm Air Blowing from AC Unit

Warm Air Blowing from AC Unit

This is a sign that you might need a complicated repair or a replacement AC unit. Before you call Burke HVAC Services, Inc. for an estimate, you should check your air filter first. If it's too dirty to allow airflow, clean or change the filter and check to see if cool air is flowing now.

Outdated AC Unit

Outdated AC Unit

AC systems typically last between 12 and 15 years. If your AC system has more than 15 years of regular use, it might be time for an AC replacement in Bluffton.

Rise in Utility Bill

Rise in Utility Bill

AC units become less efficient over time. Old AC systems use more electricity, which will raise your energy bill. Unfortunately, this situation will only get worse until you replace the system with a newer, more energy-efficient model.

Cost to Repair vs. Replace

Cost to Repair vs. Replace

If you find that it will cost you half or more of a new unit's price to fix your old one, it might be time to consider a replacement AC system. Rather than spending money to fix a dying AC unit, you can purchase a new one that is more energy efficient, which will save you money over the long run.

If you are in need of a replacement cooling system for your home in Bluffton, Burke HVAC Services, Inc., is here to help.

Give us a call Today & one of our skilled AC technicians will explain the best AC replacement options for your home and budget.

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Heating Repair in Bluffton, SC

Few things are worse than having your heater go out in the middle of winter. Fixing your heater is of the utmost importance when it's freezing outside, and Burke HVAC Services, Inc. has the tools and technicians to help. With our 24/7 emergency heating repair services, you won't have to worry about being left out in the cold. Our talented HVAC contractors in Bluffton are only a call away, whether you need a minor fix or a replacement heater.

Here are just a few common issues that Burke HVAC Services, Inc. heating technicians can help solve for you:

  • Overheating of your system
  • Faulty or broken heat exchangers
  • Damaged blower or motor
  • Dirty burners
  • Busted limit switches
  • Misconfigured blower belts

Before you start looking at replacement heaters, call Burke HVAC Services, Inc. first so that we can inspect your heating unit. Your issues might be resolved with a quick fix. If we discover that you need a replacement unit, our heating experts will offer guidance on choosing the best unit for your unique situation.

Signs You Need Heater Replacement in Bluffton, SC

AC Services Bluffton, SC

If you notice any of the following signs from your furnace, contact Burke HVAC Services, Inc. for an inspection. Our fully-trained furnace repair technicians will detail what issues your furnace is experiencing and offer solutions tailored to your home and budget.

Pilot Light is Out

If your furnace runs on gas and its pilot light will not come on, it is important to address the issues as soon as possible.

Warming Your Home Takes a Long Time

There are many reasons why your furnace isn't heating your home quickly. From duct cleaning to heating element replacement, our furnace repair technicians in Bluffton are here to help.

Broken Thermostat

If your heater isn't warming your home to the temperature you desire, your thermostat might be broken.

No Airflow

Little to no airflow throughout your home is usually a sign that your ducts or air vents are blocked. Move any furniture away from air vents. If that does not solve your problem, you should seek help from a professional heating repair company like Burke HVAC Services, Inc.

Noisy Heater

While all heaters emanate noise, you should be concerned if you can hear loud noises coming from a different room or your basement. Be cognizant of how much noise your furnace is making. If it seems like a lot, it's time for a thorough furnace inspection in Bluffton.

Our Promise

"Burke HVAC Services, Inc. is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality HVAC services in Bluffton. Our goal is to exceed your expectations consistently, from the moment you speak to our representatives to the time our HVAC contractor in Bluffton leaves your home. "Remember that any company can make an honest mistake, but it is what they do about it that makes a difference. We will work to make things right by you; that is our promise."

Larry H. Burke Jr. President

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Latest News in Bluffton, SC

Fresh and homemade: Pizza place draws crowds in Bluffton. See what’s on the menu

On a recent evening, the line was out the door at Mama G’s Pizza Bistro and Bar in Moss Creek Village.It didn’t take long for word to spread about the restaurant located on the Bluffton side of the Hilton Head bridges.Karen Davidson of Bluffton was waiting for a table with her husband and daughter. She said it would be their second time dining there in the three weeks the restaurant has been open.“The dough on the pizz...

On a recent evening, the line was out the door at Mama G’s Pizza Bistro and Bar in Moss Creek Village.

It didn’t take long for word to spread about the restaurant located on the Bluffton side of the Hilton Head bridges.

Karen Davidson of Bluffton was waiting for a table with her husband and daughter. She said it would be their second time dining there in the three weeks the restaurant has been open.

“The dough on the pizza is just phenomenal,” Davidson said. “You can just taste the freshness of the sauce and the ingredients and the cheese.”

Mama G’s owner, Glen Grace, said he and his staff are “super passionate about ingredients.” Fresh and homemade are key.

“We use everything organic or non-GMO that we can find,” he said.

The new restaurant is a family business.

Grace, who also has a trucking company, moved to the Lowcountry six years ago. He’s originally from New Jersey.

His three grown children had been working for other restaurants in the area.

“I told them, ‘If you want to give me a three-year commitment, I can open up a restaurant, and you can be your own boss,’” Grace said.

They took him up on the deal.

Mama G’s seats 95 inside, and Grace expects to add an additional 32 seats outside, possibly by July Fourth.

“This isn’t your kid’s pizzeria,” says the restaurant’s website. “This is a pizza joint designed for grown-ups, but kids are welcome too!”

Pizzas at Mama G’s come in a “bar pie” — a roughly 8-inch by 12-inch rectangle cut into six pieces — or an 18-inch round. Pizzas are generally in the $15 to $18 range for a bar pie or $23 to $29 for the 18-inch.

The flavors are in line with the restaurant’s upscale Italian motif. (We’re welcome to call it “bougee,” according to its website.)

“The Boss” or Capo pizza is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, sausage, pepperoni, ricotta, basil and Asiago. There’s another with Gorgonzola, prosciutto, pear and arugula. For mushroom fans, the Funghi comes with shitake, cremini and portobello mushrooms, truffle pecorino and a balsamic drizzle.

Those with more simple cravings can get a cheese pizza or customize it with an array of toppings, including bell peppers, olives, spinach, bacon, ham or grilled chicken, among others.

In addition to pizza, customers can choose from small plates in the $10 to $15 range, including arancini (risotto with peas and cheese rolled into balls, breaded and fried), roasted eggplant caponata, braised claims and grilled calamari, or share an antipasto board for $27.

An assortment of salads round out the menu with panini served on house-made focaccia.

Drink specialties include an Amalfi spritz (house-made limoncello, prosecco and club soda) or the Costello, an espresso martini.

To end your meal, choose from a dozen flavors of Marion’s Gelato from Mount Pleasant.

What: Mama G’s Pizza Bistro and Bar

Where: 1533 Fording Island Road, Suite 302, in Moss Creek Village

Hours: Noon to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday

Phone: 843-543-6262

Website: mamagpizzahhi.com

Bluffton homeowners sue Palmetto Bluff, alleging it devised ‘deceptive and costly hoax’

More than a dozen property owners in one of Bluffton’s luxury communities alleges the developer devised a plan to “carry out a deceptive and costly hoax” on them, according to an 83-page civil action lawsuit filed last week in Beaufort County....

More than a dozen property owners in one of Bluffton’s luxury communities alleges the developer devised a plan to “carry out a deceptive and costly hoax” on them, according to an 83-page civil action lawsuit filed last week in Beaufort County.

At its core, the plaintiffs’ main frustrations are overcrowded amenities, forced paid-membership in the Palmetto Bluff Club, and an attack on short-term rentals, according to the suit.

“The lawsuit is about the illegal actions of the developer of Palmetto Bluff, which is working with the other Defendants to carry out a deceptive and costly hoax on Palmetto Bluff property owners,” the suit says.

It alleges the Palmetto Bluff Development, LLC “constructed a house of cards, buttressed by deceptive and illegal governing documents — intending to exit before the cards collapsed.”

Crescent Communities, a Charlotte-based development company, purchased Palmetto Bluff in 2000, and it has since grown to become the town of Bluffton’s largest tract, with space for 4,000 residential dwelling units and 180 acres of commercial development.

The gated waterfront community features residential properties, including a number of multimillion-dollar homes, with amenities including swimming pools, fitness facilities, dining venues, clubhouses and courts for racket sports.

The master plan for the community calls for about 4,000 homes, of which “at least 800” lots have already been constructed and 400 more are underway, the suit says.

It’s also the location of five-star hotel and spa Montage Palmetto Bluff, which made national headlines in 2019 when Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin had their wedding there and again when No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Trevor Lawrence and his longtime girlfriend tied the knot there last year. Palmetto Bluff has never lacked for celebrity visitors.

Residents, who pay for the amenities, “frequently” find they are “overwhelmed” by hotel guests and events, who receive “preferential treatment” according to the lawsuit, adding owners no longer have access to the amenities that influenced them to purchase within Palmetto Bluff.

“There is no room in the dining venues; there is no room by the pools; there is no room on the courts; there is no room in the fitness areas,” the suit says.

The plaintiffs allege Palmetto Bluff passed the costs of the amenities onto the homeowners but kept the benefits for itself by prioritizing the resort guests.

The suit names 12 defendants — Palmetto Bluff Development, LLC; Palmetto Bluff Preservation Trust, Inc.; Palmetto Bluff Club, LLC; PBLH, LLC; Palmetto Bluff Real Estate Company, LLC; Montage Palmetto Bluff, LLC; Palmetto Bluff Preservation Trust Board of Stewards and four of its officers, and South Street Partners, LLC — and 25 “John Does,” which are “unidentified corporations, entities and/or individuals” who potentially will be added to the suit as it progresses.

The main defendant appears to be the Palmetto Bluff Development, but the lawsuit accuses the others of acting “in concert with one another” as Palmetto Bluff “orchestrated its fraudulent scheme,” the suit alleges.

A “catalyst” for the legal action was a change in ownership of the development in June 2021, according to the suit, where South Street Partners, LLC is now “making the day-to-day decisions” therefore “directly responsible for the current situation.”

South Street Partners is a private equity firm out of Charleston, which is a co-investor with London private equity firm Henderson Park. The suit alleges the companies “have a business plan to flip Palmetto Bluff within eight years ... after bringing from it as much profit as they can manufacture.”

“These profit-focused private equity executives see Palmetto Bluff as a lucrative short-term transaction on a manipulated spreadsheet,” the suit says.

It also alleges that homeowners being required to join the for-profit Palmetto Bluff Club, which requires a joining fee and dues, is unlawful because it is not a homeowners’ association. However, the suit says homeowners have no stake in the club.

Lastly, the lawsuit says although the developer originally allowed some designated homes to be rented out short term, it “later realized, to its irritation, that these rentals directly compete with its hotel business” and diluting the resort’s profits. Now, the developer is “weaponizing the community’s governing documents to propel business away from” these homes.

An internal document included in the suit states the firm’s goal is to “do away with” neighborhood amenities and short-term rentals besides their own.

No other actions or response from either the plaintiffs or the defendants have yet been publicly filed, but a Palmetto Bluff spokesperson released a statement Tuesday evening saying “the planned changes ... are designed to be in the best long-term interested of our residents.”

“We regret that a small handful of our existing property owners, who have elected to use their homes as short term rental properties, are dissatisfied with these planned modifications,” the statement said. “They do not impact the Bluffton resident access to visit and enjoy Palmetto Bluff, rather only impact a renter’s access to the private club component of the community and are in keeping with the governing documents. South Street Partners has a long term commitment to the Palmetto Bluff community, our members and the town of Bluffton.”

This story was originally published April 19, 2022 5:38 PM.

Learn How One Grandmother Inspired This Gardener to Transform His Simple Backyard Plot

Ryan Clark turned a 90- by 40-foot plot in Bluffton, South Carolina, into a thriving backyard garden.The seed for Ryan Clark's love of gardening was planted with his grandmother when he was a kid. "My earliest memories of childhood are about gardening with her," says Clark. Fast-forward to 2016, when he was ready to cultivate the plot he built with his dad in his parents' Bluffton, South Carolina, backyard. "When I planted my first vegetables there, my grandmother was with me," he says. "It was a special momen...

Ryan Clark turned a 90- by 40-foot plot in Bluffton, South Carolina, into a thriving backyard garden.

The seed for Ryan Clark's love of gardening was planted with his grandmother when he was a kid. "My earliest memories of childhood are about gardening with her," says Clark. Fast-forward to 2016, when he was ready to cultivate the plot he built with his dad in his parents' Bluffton, South Carolina, backyard. "When I planted my first vegetables there, my grandmother was with me," he says. "It was a special moment, kind of a role reversal, and now I'm carrying on her tradition." His year-round efforts yield a bounty of organic produce, herbs, and flowers. He also collects fresh eggs from his brood of 12 hens and honey from two hives of bees. Clark describes gardening as a "total creative expression," while his background with a degree in biology helps with the plant-growing process. "I jokingly tell people that this is my full-time job outside of my real one," says Clark, who has a career in marketing. "My favorite part of the day is when I slip off my work shoes and put on my boots." Here, he takes us inside his Lowcountry oasis to share his gardening tips.

"One of the themes of the garden is duality. I put interesting companion plants together to serve different roles and help one another out," says Clark. In the front beds, for example, he pairs daffodils with society garlic, which deer don't browse. After the daffodils bloom during winter and early spring, the society garlic flowers in late spring and summer. "The leaves look very similar and take up the same amount of real estate, but you still get two kinds of blooms. Then as the daffodil foliage is regrowing for the next season, it blends into the society garlic," he says. Clark also likes to incorporate plants that can serve multiple purposes. The cypress trees and boxwood hedges placed along the border act as a screen for the garden, and he uses fresh clippings for holiday greenery.

"I didn't want people to see the whole garden right from the get-go. There's a sense of adventure as they walk through the yard because I let things reveal themselves," says Clark. The flowy flower borders in front balance out the tidier, formal raised beds inside the fence. He adds a mixture of annuals, perennials, and evergreen shrubs so the beds will be in bloom year-round. Gaura, snapdragon, butterfly bush, chaste tree, and Mexican bush sage welcome bees and butterflies. Inside, the garden is divided into quadrants with beds devoted to fruits, vegetables, and cutting flowers. Wander along the pea gravel walkway to discover the chicken coop and the potting shed.

Clark leverages plants to his advantage around the chicken coop. Wisteria grows on the south-facing front side, so during the winter (when all its leaves fall off), the chickens can warm themselves in the sun. During spring and summer, the wisteria foliage comes back, providing shade and cooler temperatures. The jasmine growing on the coop adds fragrance to help mask the smell of the flock. When it comes down to it, Clark advises, "Just allow nature to do its thing, and don't try to fight it too much."

Clark's 12 hens inspired the garden's name, The Daily Dozen. Follow along with his harvests on Instagram, @the_daily_dozen.

When Clark had no luck growing alliums, he conceded to the climate and invested in plants that would thrive in his area. "Focus on what does well, and celebrate that. Not everyone is going to have the same success with everything. That's the beauty of it too," he says. Citrus trees love the Lowcountry conditions, so Clark went all in. Planting them along the border creates a screen for deer, squirrels, armadillos, and other bothersome animals. He harvests 'Meyer' lemons, 'Persian' limes, 'Key' limes, 'Valencia' oranges, blood oranges, and clementines, just to name a few fruits.

None of the produce goes to waste because Clark shares his bounty with friends and family. He makes tomato-basil soup and pickles with some of his bumper crop and gives lemons to his grandmother, who uses them in her water every day. Clark juices the excess citrus, freezes the liquid in ice trays, and defrosts the cubes as needed. He has also experimented with homemade limoncello and clemencello.

He loves to share his happy place with others. "The garden has been home to big life moments and also provides elements of tradition," he says. It's where a friend held their wedding and where Clark picked the flowers for his brother's nuptials. He also grows the sweet potatoes for his family's Thanksgiving meal, and his grandmother uses the oranges for her Christmas salad.

Williams: A challenging project for Hardeeville

Those of you who have followed this column over the past six years have read about the need for smart growth, traffic control and the protection of our beautiful ecology. As Hardeeville continues to grow at a rapid pace, these objectives become more difficult to balance with the property rights of the landowners.Last month, a project came before the City Council that promises to be the most challenging ever. There are 2,231 acres known as the Karrh Tract that is surrounded by the Great Swamp, Sun City, Margaritaville and the housing d...

Those of you who have followed this column over the past six years have read about the need for smart growth, traffic control and the protection of our beautiful ecology. As Hardeeville continues to grow at a rapid pace, these objectives become more difficult to balance with the property rights of the landowners.

Last month, a project came before the City Council that promises to be the most challenging ever. There are 2,231 acres known as the Karrh Tract that is surrounded by the Great Swamp, Sun City, Margaritaville and the housing developments along S.C. 170 such as Cypress Ridge and Four Seasons. It is located at the headwaters of the New River.

The roadways that lead to this site include S.C. 170, S.C. 315 and S.C. 46, and it borders both Beaufort and Jasper counties. This tract is currently in unincorporated Jasper County, and they are seeking to annex into Hardeeville and create a planned development district that would provide the necessary zoning.

The owner/developer, Two Bridge Bluff LLC, has proposed to build 3,354 homes of various types on 929 acres and 40 acres of commercial. The remaining 1,183 acres would be preserved wetlands. As part of Moon River Capital, this company is known for developing projects in environmentally sensitive areas and has promised responsible planning, stormwater management and traffic studies that reflect that experience.

After extensive questioning, the City Council voted on March 17 to table this vote until further study and public hearings could be conducted. We asked for a joint meeting with Bluffton, Jasper County and Beaufort County on March 28.

Representatives from each jurisdiction attended, including Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka, Jasper County Council chair Barbara Clark, and administrators Stephen Steese of Bluffton and Andy Fulghum of Jasper County. There was also a large turnout of residents from Margaritaville and a representative from the Coastal Conservation League.

Our goals for this meeting were to inform our neighbors of the project, seek counsel from those who have been developed in similar areas, and help the City Council make a wise decision that the region would be proud of. All of us in Hardeeville wish to thank the town of Bluffton for their time and for submitting detailed comments in advance. Thanks also to the counties for attending and their comments.

Our next phase, scheduled as I write this, is a workshop on April 11 to hear reports from engineers on all areas of concern, the review of comments from our neighbors and the Conservation League, and of course the effect on water quality and traffic flow in the region.

The council has heard from a number of residents. One or more have suggested this area be purchased and preserved. This is a sound idea, but expensive. I don’t know the price tag for 1,048 upland acres, but I’m fairly certain it’s more than Hardeeville and Jasper County have in reserve. It would require a funding source other than local government.

Some have commented on the size of the project, and density is always challenged by City Council. In response, the builders present their challenges. In undeveloped areas, land preparation, water and sewer lines, roads, cable, gas and electricity all require a large investment before a single home is built.

Additionally, the city assesses development fees to fund increased costs, building and permitting fees, and of course property taxes. Put simply, the expenses applied to each home before it is built are thousands of dollars, and the more homes planned, the per-home price goes down and vice versa.

I have attempted to give a very broad overview of the factors to be considered by the city. With pages of testimony to read, I can assure you it is much more complicated than I have reported here. This would be hard if it was the only project to affect the region.

But when added to all the homes in the past 25 years at Sun City, Margaritaville, Bluffton and Beaufort County that have been built or are in progress, the combined effect on the entire region is enormous. Add in all the industrial growth I’ve written about just a few miles away, and you get a sense of the tremendous change already planned for the next 25 years.

I have said that with great growth comes great responsibility, and the City Council feels the enormity of this weight now more than ever. That is why we are determined to take our time, listen to all, be thorough and analytical, and always keep the quality of life for the next generations of the Lowcountry as our No. 1 priority.

Harry Williams is the mayor of Hardeeville.

Filming location announced for ‘Today’ show on Hilton Head. Here are audience details

NBC and the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce have released details on the location of Friday’s “Today” show segment that will be broadcast on Hilton Head Island and how you can sign up to watch in person.The 3rd Hour of the ”Today” show will broadcast from a Vrbo beach house at Sea Pines Resort, according to NBC. Vrbo is the sponsor of the Today show visit to the Lowcountry.If you want to be in the...

NBC and the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce have released details on the location of Friday’s “Today” show segment that will be broadcast on Hilton Head Island and how you can sign up to watch in person.

The 3rd Hour of the ”Today” show will broadcast from a Vrbo beach house at Sea Pines Resort, according to NBC. Vrbo is the sponsor of the Today show visit to the Lowcountry.

If you want to be in the audience, sign up here: https://bit.ly/3LmdHEd

But here’s a few important things to know, the chamber said, before you apply to go:

? The audience will be standing on the beach from about 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., and you must preregister. And the audience size will be limited.

? Trolleys will transport the audience to the broadcast location.

? There will not be any restrooms.

? Registered audience members should be at the Coligny Beach parking lot at 102 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island, no later than 6:45 a.m. for check in. Bring identification.

? Trolleys will leave at 7:15 a.m. sharp. Once the trolley leaves, it will not return to pick up latecomers.

? Identification is required.

Al Roker, Craig Melvin, Sheinelle Jones and Dylan Dreyer will host the entire hour in front of a live audience. Melvin is a native of Columbia.

“Palmetto State,” Roker said when the 3rd Hour crew announced the visit, “here we come!”

Special guests include Charleston native Lenard Larry McKelvey, known professionally as Charlamagne tha God, co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club. Also, several of the city’s finest chefs will join the program to showcase classic southern dishes and local fare. Dylan Dreyer will also connect with local volunteers to learn about the steps Hilton Head Island takes to protect the loggerhead sea turtles that travel there every year between May and October.

The NBC show can be seen locally on WCBD, channel 2, in Charleston, and WSAV, channel 3, Savannah.

This story was originally published May 17, 2022 1:09 PM.

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