Gateway to Bluffton – a passive use park for gathering and celebrating the Lowcountry

Conceptual Master Plan for New Riverside Barn – notes below updated as 02.12.2021

New Riverside Barn – A capital project paid for by the Town of Bluffton, that will be phase developed over the next 5 years to be a centerpiece of many activities

40 acre property: Purchased by the Town of Bluffton for $200,000 in 2019 and will be a passive use park with walking trails, an amphitheater with grass landings/gathering space, walking trails, playgrounds etc.

The Barn: Originally built in 2005 by the owners of Palmetto Bluff as a an “identifying marker for the area” – essentially a marketing tool to catch the eye as folks came into town. This building will be expanded and converted into event space that will be rentable for weddings/parties/rehearsal dinners.  It will get a new porch & terrace, a garden entrance, restrooms, warming kitchen and service area for deliveries.

First Phases 1-2 years: Will be water & sewer improvements, then parking and trails in which we’ll see by 2022. 

Second Phase 3-5 years: The barn expansion and event space will be phased over the next 3 to 5 years. Since this is a capital project, it’s difficult for the Town to put millions of dollars into the project at one time.

New River Forest: The white space you see on the map is the New River Forest project. This neighborhood is a long-term rental community currently being built by Village Park Homes and owned by Quinn Properties.