Bluffton real estate investor Eugene Marks recently proposed developing six residential cottages and six mixed-use buildings on a three-acre lot he owns in the Stock Farm development in Old Town Bluffton. The cottages would be similar to the buildings located throughout Old Town, with metal roofs and wooden porches, and would range in size from 900 to 2,800 square feet.
The first phase of Marks’ plan is for twobedroom cottages available as short-term rentals. The second phase would be a two-story mixed-use building of offices café and retailers on the first floo with apartments above. Marks hopes to gain the support of Bluffton’s Historic Preservation Commission and break ground in January.