City of N. Charleston launches 10-year comprehensive plan

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The City of North Charleston has launched an update of its Comprehensive Plan and will seek public input for the document via multiple channels throughout October.

The Plan, titled PRIME North Charleston, is a document that provides the framework for elected officials, appointed officials and staff to implement policies that realize the community’s vision.

PRIME North Charleston will address nine key elements essential to the city:

  • Population Changes                
  • Economics                                      
  • Cultural Resources
  • Natural Resources                  
  • Community Facilities                      
  • Housing
  • Land Uses                                
  • Transportation                                
  • Priority Investments

“First and foremost, PRIME North Charleston will be a roadmap for the future of the City that is developed by the community as a whole,” North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey said. “The planning process invites meaningful dialogue to develop a shared community vision for all of North Charleston. The community also has multiple opportunities to come together and participate in this conversation about all of the elements that will make PRIME North Charleston.”

The City will host five public open houses throughout North Charleston in October:

•    Oct. 15: Senior Center at Dorchester Road, 6255 Dorchester Road, 4:30-7 p.m.
•    Oct. 16: Wescott Park, 9600 Dorchester Road, 4:30-7 p.m.
•    Oct. 22: Gussie Greene Community Center, 2012 Success Street, 4:30-7 p.m.
•    Oct. 23: Senior Center at Northwood, 8708 Antler Drive, 4:30-7 p.m.
•    Oct. 25: Felix Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle, 4:30-7 p.m.

Other opportunities to participate will be provided at more than a dozen events, including community festivals, football games and farmers markets, as well as a one-stop project website that provides up-to-date information on the plan and allows for 24-7 input.

“PRIME North Charleston, while spearheaded as a task for the Planning Commission, is a shared responsibility and privilege for all of the citizens. The process of developing the Comprehensive Plan will be open to the public, engaging, and collaborative,” Summey said. 

WHO IS INVOLVED:
North Charleston Citizens: The whole community has the opportunity to provide input that will inform the Plan. Residents are instrumental in developing a shared vision and providing input on each element.
Community Stakeholders:  Groups of individuals and agencies that provide specialized expertise in defined areas, such as economic development and education, will be engaged to inform the writing of PRIME North Charleston.
Planning Commission: A primary responsibility of the Planning Commission is to manage the research, development, and review of the Plan, which is reviewed every 5 years for necessary revisions and fully updated every 10 years. The Commission endorses the final product, but City Council approves the final Plan. 
 

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