City Planning and Development
The South Carolina General Assembly passed the Comprehensive Planning Act of 1994, which enables municipalities to implement planning and land use regulations. The adoption of a comprehensive plan and establishment of a local planning commission is required by state law to adopt and implement land use regulations, including the City's Zoning Ordinance.
The City works to administer City Planning and Development through the adoption of a comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, and land development regulations which provide for a framework to promote orderly growth, reduce land use conflicts, provide for informed decisions on land use decisions, and help prepare for development through the expansion of public services and facilities to serve developing areas.
Roles and Responsibilities in the Planning Process