Apr
07

Here is Your Chance to Live in a Jail

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The vacant, historic Beaufort County Jail and surrounding land on King Street in downtown is being considered for redevelopment into 13 or 14 residences.

The plan is the most recent private-public partnership the city’s Redevelopment Commission is tackling as it continues to encourage filling in empty lots and preserving historic structures.

The commission discussed ideas during a meeting Thursday with Wyatt Pringle, principal of Gumbo Limbo, LLC, which bought the property from the county for $511,000 in 2006.

The jail was built in 1938 and has been empty since 1992, according to Beaufort Gazette archives. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A number of rehabilitation projects have been discussed over the years, but none moved forward.

The plan calls for developing the half-block site into three single-family homes, eight duplexes and one building with two or three residences.

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