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Bluffton Town Council discusses updates on infrastructure projects

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Big changes coming to Old Town Bluffton. Town Council held a workshop on Tuesday asking for public input on infrastructure projects to improve the busy historic district.

At the workshop meeting, Town Council discussed several projects aimed at improving Old Town Bluffton. Their main goal is to make changes that promote safety and community in the area.

Tuesday night they discussed four big projects. First is the May River Road streetscape. The town is adding sidewalks, streetlights, and 30 new parking spots on this stretch from Pin Oak Street to Jennifer Court.

Also on Dr. Mellichamp Drive, 107 new parking spaces will be added to serve both the historic district shops and parking for the MC Riley Sports Complex. Pedestrian walkways, streetlights, and sidewalks will also be added here.

Another potential project they discussed is what to do with the 1.5-acre plot of land at 68 Boundary Street the town bought in September. The plan is to split it into a parking lot and greenspace.

The last item on the agenda is parking in Old Town Bluffton. There will be new three-hour limit signs coming to Calhoun Street along with no parking signs for Bluffton Road.  

Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka says all these projects add to their vision for the town’s historic district.

“It’s going to connect Oyster Factory Park, then we’re going to move a little more west and we’re doing the May River streetscape. So it really comes to a really good conclusion from Burnt Church to Buck Island. That’s kind of the vision,” said Mayor Sulka.

As far as timelines go for these projects, parking signs in the historic district will start going up as early as next week. The big streetscape projects are slated to start in the new year.

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