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Dorchester County to Hold Public Hearings for the 2018 (Draft) Comprehensive Plan

Post Date:11/29/2018 10:30 AM

Comprehensive Plan LogoDorchester County has held numerous public meetings and planning sessions to gain feedback and insight for the Draft 2018 Comprehensive Plan (The Plan).

The Plan is the County's guide for decision making. It is created by studying the existing conditions of the County, debating preferred future alternatives and priorities, and identifying practical implementation strategies to help the County reach its preferred future goals.

The Plan addresses land development, capital projects, and many other governmental decisions that might impact the future health of the County through nine required elements: 

  • Population
  • Housing
  • Economic Development
  • Community Facilities
  • Natural Resources
  • Cultural Resources
  • Land Use
  • Transportation
  • Priority Investments

Public Meetings

The Plan has been reviewed by staff and the Planning Commission who recommended its approval to County Council.

County Council gave first reading of the draft plan on Monday, November 19, 2018. Residents and business owners are invited/encouraged to provide input on the draft plan during one of the below public hearings:

2nd Reading and a Public Hearing will be held at the December 3, 2018 County Council Meeting at 7:00 PM in the St. George County Council Chambers located at 201 Johnston St.

A Public Hearing will be held by the Planning, Development and Building Committee of Council prior to the January 7, 2019 County Council Meeting in the Summerville County Council Chambers. 3rd Reading will be given during the    

David Chinnis, Chairman of the Planning, Development and Building Committee of Council said “I look forward to the presentation and adoption of our new Comprehensive Plan. The document t is required by law to be updated, but a responsibility to the County and our Constituents makes its adoption much more important.”

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