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 held on October 16. At this meeting, they held discussions on the second draft of the Plan.  At this October meeting, the Plan Forum received an update on the recommendations of the Transportation Plan, and discussed several aspects of it.  They also held an in-depth discussion related to the Hubs, and voiced topics needing fine-tuning in the Plan. Revisions are being made to the draft based upon these discussions for their future consideration

(Updated November 16, 2018)

What’s next

Staff and consultants have been working on revisions to the draft Plan, based upon the Plan Forum's feedback.  They will consider these modifications, to the goal of making a recommendation to the Planning Commission at this meeting.  This is the last scheduled meeting of the Plan Forum.  

Once the Plan Forum has made their recommendation, the Town will schedule another Open House to receive feedback on the recommended Plan.  The date in the new year will be advertised as soon as it is available.

(Updated November 16, 2018)

Comprehensive Plan Timeline (updated 11/16/18)

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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. 

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