Comprehensive Plan

We have updated our Comprehensive Plan

The City Is Prime, Learn More!

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 a new Comprehensive Plan (Prime North Charleston) in June of 2020.

The 2020 update includes updates to census related information, primarily, but also looked to streamline the document, update the implementation status on projects throughout the city, and adopts a new Future Land Use Map.  The plan was presented to the public through a robust outreach effort that inlcuded 5 public meetings in the late Summer of 2019 that helped inform development of the plan, as well as 5 public meetings in the Winter of 2020 to vet the propsals in the plan.  Additionally, the staff met with each Councilmember individually and held a series of stakeholder meetings to help- define the goals of the City for the next 10 years.  The Planning Commission formed a subcommittee that met once a month -to help guide the process.  The final draft of the plan was presented to the Planning Commission for a public hearing and a recommendation of approval on June 8, 2020.  On June 11, 2020 City Council gave first reading of the ordinance to adopt the Plan; it was further discussed at the Public Safety Committee meeting on June 18, 2020, with final reading occurring June 25, 2020.

PRIME NORTH CHARLESTON – 2020 Comprehensive Development Plan

Ordinance 2020-029

2008 Comprehensive Development Plan

as amended in 2016

Ordinance 2016-031

2008 Comprehensive Development Plan

Ordinance 2008-041

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