The Town of Mount Pleasant Comprehensive Plan Update
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 has divided up into subcommittees to address 4 identified themes: Quality of the Built Environment/Place, Quality of Life/Community Character, Safe & Efficient Mobility, and Taking the Long View. These subcommittees continue to meet to define goals and objectives for the Comprehensive Plan. These draft Goals and Objectives will be presented at our upcoming Open House. (Updated January 12, 2018)
Our next Open House is coming up at the end of the month, January 30, 2018 from 5-7:00 p.m. At this Open House, we will be presenting the draft Goals & Objectives that the Plan Forum subcommittees have been working on since early December. We will also be sharing land use analysis, and asking for feedback regarding issues of interest in various parts of the Town.
Please join us at Town Hall on the evening of January 30!
(Updated January 12, 2018)
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. There are three Open Houses planned throughout this process, which will be well advertised in print and online media. The next will be held on January 30, 2018 from 5-7:00 pm at the Town Hall Municipal Complex. We look forward to seeing you there.
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