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 

The Plan Forum's most recent meeting was a prelude to the June 5 Open House. At this meeting, they received a presentation of the Transportation recommendations, and began commenting on the draft future land use maps. All of the information from this meeting was also available at the subsequent Open House that was held later that evening, and is available under the 6/5/18 Plan Forum & Open House tab to the left.

The survey that accompanied this meeting was closed to public input on July 9. We received 596 responses, with those who participated taking an average of 23 minutes to share their thoughts.  Thank you to all who participated!  You answers all together added up to over 200 pages of comments!

(Updated July 12, 2018)

What’s next

Over the next month or so, staff and consultants will be consolidating information gathered from the public at the Open House and through the online survey. This information will be used in the writing of the drafts of the new Comprehensive Plan and Long-Range Transportation Plan over the summer.  

These draft documents will initially be presented to the Plan Forum for their review and refinement at their next meeting, scheduled for September 6.  The documents will also be the subject of a future public Open House, the date of which has not yet been determined.  The feedback from this next Open House will be incorporated prior to the official public adoption process for these plans.

(Updated July 12, 2018)

Comprehensive Plan Timeline (updated 7/25/18)

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 How you can participate

The best way to participate is to educate yourself about the issues, and to attend the Open Houses to  share your thoughts. 

For more information about the Town of Mount Pleasant Planning and Development Department and the Town of Mount Pleasant 2018-2028 Comprehensive Plan, sign up on our Notify Me module and let us bring the information to you. Visit our website at and and click on the Notify Me button. Customize your experience and engage in information you care about.