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PRIME NORTH CHARLESTON – Comprehensive Plan Update

Public Meeting – Tuesday, October 16 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wescott Ballparks Community Center

As required by law, our city will update its Comprehensive Plan and this update will be based on public input.  Councilman Kenny Skipper and I intend to be actively attentive to this process and we encourage your participation in the discussion forums.


The Plan, titled  PRIME North Charleston, is a tool that provides the framework for elected officials, appointed officials and staff to implement policies that realize the community’s vision and needs. As Mayor Summey noted, “This update seeks to transform Bright Ideas into Bold Actions, through citizen and stakeholder input, and deep technical planning expertise. PRIME North Charleston will produce a long-range, strategic plan, serves as a roadmap for the 20-year future of the City.”


The City has retained the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester-Council of Governments (BCDCOG) to provide technical and long-range planning expertise in the development and writing of PRIME North Charleston in coordination with the City’s Planning and Zoning Department Staff.



This initiative addresses nine planning considerations:


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,” 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. If you can’t make the October 16 forum at Wescott Ballparks, here is the complete schedule:


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