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'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.
For those who missed the opportunity to provide feedback or comments at the Open House, there is a survey available until July 9 to provide an opportunity to comment on the draft recommendations. This survey can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TOMP_OpenHouse3 .
Thank you in advance for your comments and participation!
Over the next month, staff and consultants will be consolidating information gathered from the public at the Open House and through the online survey (see link above). 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, tentatively scheduled for August 7. The documents will also be the subject of a future public Open House, tentatively scheduled for September 6, 2018. The feedback from this next Open House will be incorporated prior to the official public adoption process for these plans.
(Updated June 8, 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. For those unable to attend the Open Houses, there is an online survey available after each to continue the public engagement opportunity. This month's survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TOMP_OpenHouse3 , and will be open to the public until July 9. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts!
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