Shopping Center Planned for Bluffton

A 98,500-square-foot shopping center featuring luxury shops and a grocery store has been proposed to replace the Grayco Building Center at the corner of Fording Island Road and Trimblestone Road in Bluffton. Grayco plans to relocate its business to Simmonsville Road, making way for the proposed development.

The plan was recently presented to the Beaufort County Design Review Board by Jaz Development. Construction could begin in early 2016, with the shopping center opening as soon as 2017. The review board voted to postpone approving the plan and asked Jaz Development to address concerns with building design, colors, lighting and parking. The company is currently building the Bluffton Gateway shopping center at the corner of Fording Island Road and S.C. 46 in Bluffton.