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Dorchester County to Host Fourth Set of Open House Meetings to Receive Input on the County’s Comprehensive Plan

Post Date:04/24/2018 10:28 AM

The Dorchester County Planning & Zoning Department will host the fourth set of open house meetings on May 2nd – 3rd to receive input on the County’s Comprehensive Plan.

A Comprehensive Plan is a state-mandated document that plans for the physical, social, cultural, and economic growth of a community. The plan contains nine elements: land use, transportation, natural resources, cultural resources, economic development, housing, population, community facilities, and priority investment. The plan also contains a comprehensive list of goals and strategies with an action plan to facilitate their implementation. The single most important factor of a Comprehensive Plan is that it is a community-driven document.

Open House Meetings are the perfect opportunity for Dorchester County residents and business owners to have a direct say in what Dorchester County looks like in the future. The May meetings are the fourth/final set of meetings in a four-meeting series. These meetings will focus on the County’s draft goals and strategies.

Residents and business owners are invited to attend any of the following meetings:

Meeting Date & Time Meeting Location

 May 2, 2018

 5:00 PM

Sand Hill Elementary School Cafeteria

324 Gnarly Oak Lane, Summerville

 May 2, 2018

 7:30 PM

Oakbrook Elementary School Cafeteria

306 Old Fort Drive, Ladson

 May 3, 2018

 5:00 PM

Ridgeville Community Center

105 School Street, Ridgeville

 May 3, 2018

 7:30 PM

St. George County Council Chambers

201 Johnston Street, St. George

David Chinnis, Chairman of the Planning, Development and Building Committee of County Council said, “he hopes the community takes advantage of the opportunity and participates in these important meetings.” Chinnis added, “Community involvement is vital to ensure that we craft a document that reflects the needs and desires of the community.”