January 05, 2022
Kiawah Partners Development Agreement Amendment To Be Introduced At January 11 Town Council Meeting
The Town has two key development agreements that play a critical role in the long-term development of Kiawah Island. These two development agreements are executed with the island’s two major developers, Kiawah Partners (KP) and the Kiawah Island Golf Resort (KIGR). The Town outlined these agreements in the 2019 Development Edition of Town Notes, which can be viewed here.
Since the incorporation of the Town of Kiawah Island in 1988, the Town and Kiawah Partners have collaborated on planning and development practices based on a comprehensive process of combining the standards in the Town’s Land Use Planning and Zoning Ordinance and the Town’s Comprehensive Plan resulting in their existing Development Agreement. Since the execution of the original Development Agreement with KP in 1994, there have been two additional significant reviews/assessments by the Town and KP, resulting in the 2005 agreement and 2013 Amended and Restated Development Agreement.
Kiawah Partners has made the Town aware that they intend to seek an amendment to the existing Development Agreement to consolidate their multiple parcels between the General Store and KICA office into one parcel to allow for a more comprehensive approach to the future planning of the area.
A Kiawah Partners representative will introduce an overview of their proposed amendments as information only at the January 11 Town Council meeting. The Town will take no action at the meeting. The public can review the meeting agenda and materials on Friday, January 7, which will be posted on the website by 4 p.m.
Any further review by Town Council would occur once a formal request to amend the existing Development Agreement is submitted. Once submitted, any changes require two readings from Town Council before final approval. All Town Council meetings are open to the public, live-streamed, and noticed on the website and through our email distribution list.