If you’ve spent any time this week around the area of Dubois Park in Old Town Bluffton, chances are you’ve seen the trucks and heavy excavation equipment coming and going from a property along Boundary Street.
Crews there are removing trees, brush and several vacant buildings to clear the roughly 1.5-acre town-owned plot in the heart of the historic district to make room for a new public parking and open space area.
Demolition is expected to continue into early October. That will be followed by grading soil on the site and planting grass, according to a recent news release from the town.
The land — purchased last year by the town for about $1 million — could accommodate up to about 65 new parking spots. There is also space on the parcel to build a small park, according to town documents.