Comprehensive Plan

The State of South Carolina requires local jurisdictions engaged in land use planning and zoning to prepare and update a Comprehensive Development Plan once every ten years, and a review of the plan is required every five years.  The plan examines Population, Housing, Economic Development, Land Use, Natural Resources, Cultural Resources, Community Facilities, and Transportation. This plan also includes a section on Implementation. The City of North Charleston City Council adopted the review of the 2008 Comprehensive Development Plan on July 28, 2016. 

The 2016 review includes updates to census related information, primarily, but also looked to streamline the document, update the implementation status on projects throughout the city, and make minor adjustments to the Future Land Use Map.  The plan was presented to the public at a meeting on May 5, 2016, and to the Planning Commission on May 9, 2016, which recommended it for approval. On July 14, 2016 City Council gave first reading of the ordinance to adopt the amended plan and held a public hearing. It was further discussed at the Public Safety Committee meeting on July 21, 2016, with final reading occurring July 28, 2016.  

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2008 Comprehensive Development Plan

as amended in 2016

Ordinance 2016-031

Chapter 1 - Contents and Introduction 
Chapter 2 - Population and Demographics 
Chapter 3 - Housing 
Chapter 4 - Economic Development 
Chapter 5 - Natural Resources 
Chapter 6 - Cultural Resources 
Chapter 7 - Community Facilities 
Chapter 8 - Transportation 
Chapter 9 - Land Use & Development 
Chapter 10 - Implementation 
Appendix 

2008 Comprehensive Development Plan

Ordinance 2008-041

Chapter 1 - Contents and Introduction 
Chapter 2 - Population and Demographics 
Chapter 3 - Housing 
Chapter 4 - Economic Development 
Chapter 5 - Natural Resources 
Chapter 6 - Cultural Resources
Chapter 7 - Community Facilities 
Chapter 8 - Transportation
Chapter 9 - Land Use & Development 
Chapter 10 - Implementation
Appendix I & II

Other Plans of Interest:

Planning and Zoning Staff

Gwen Moultrie - Director

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