The Town of Mount Pleasant Comprehensive Plan Update

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The Town of Mount Pleasant is launching a major public involvement and outreach initiative to encourage and promote engagement in the preparation of the Town’s 2018 Comprehensive Plan. Throughout the next year, there will be multiple opportunities for Mount Pleasant Planning Area’s residents and businesses to participate and share feedback and ideas about the future of the Town. This space will be our main avenue to communicate Comprehensive Plan updates and status on a regular basis. 

What’s a Comprehensive Plan?

A Comprehensive Plan is a local government’s guide for decision making. It is created by studying the existing conditions of the Town, debating preferred future alternatives and priorities, and identifying practical implementation strategies to help the Town reach its preferred future goals. There are nine required “elements” that every Comprehensive Plan must address – population, housing, economic development, community facilities, natural resources, cultural resources, land use, transportation, and priority investments. Thus, the Comprehensive Plan touches land development decisions, capital projects, and many other governmental decisions that might impact the future health of the Town. In South Carolina, communities are required to prepare new Comprehensive Plans every 10 years. Considering the tremendous growth that the area has experienced over the past several years, Town Council decided to move the process up a year, to help town government identify and address its greatest needs. 

What’s going on now 

On January 6, 2020, Town Council held a special meeting to begin discussion of various issues raised through review of the Draft Plan. (This draft can be found by following the "Town Council Review" tab to the left.)  At this meeting, Council also decided to work towards a deadline of having the next Public Hearing in April, with first reading of the adoption ordinance at a special meeting to be scheduled thereafter..

(Updated January 9, 2020)

What’s next

Town Council will continue discussion of issues related to the Draft Plan at their Council Retreat scheduled for January 28, 2020.  Discussion is anticipated to continue in Council and Planning Committee meetings throughout February, March, and April.  the exact dates and agendas of these meetings have not yet been set.

(Updated January 9, 2020)

Comprehensive Plan Timeline - Updated 1/9/2020

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 How you can participate

The best way to participate is to educate yourself about the issues, and to attend the upcoming Public Hearing meeting to share your thoughts.   Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the Draft Plan prior to this upcoming meeting.  The Draft Plan can be found by clicking on the "Town Council Review" tab in the blue column to the left of this page.

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