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City of Hanahan Seeks Public Input With Public Meetings for Hanahan 2040 Comprehensive Plan

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The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) and the City of Hanahan will launch a series of public meetings to garner public input on the Hanahan 2040: Pathway to the Future comprehensive plan, beginning at 1:30 pm on Monday, November 22nd at the Hanahan Senior Center.

The Hanahan 2040: Pathway to the Future comprehensive plan will set the city’s direction for the next two decades. Because of this, the City of Hanahan is beginning the planning process by listening to its residents, businesses, and property owners to ensure the plan represents a shared community vision for the future.

The public meetings allow the City to gather critical information for the comprehensive plan by listening to its residents, both businesses and property owners. The meetings give the community an opportunity to share what it thinks are the City’s strengths and weaknesses, opportunities, and threats — now and in the future.

The public meeting schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, November 22 at the Hanahan Senior Center from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. located at 3100 Mabeline Road, North Charleston, SC.
  • Monday, November 29 at the Yeamans Hall Gym from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. located at 1253 Yeamans Hall Road, Hanahan, SC.
  • Tuesday, November 30 at Fire Station #3 (Tanner Plantation) from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. located at 1101 Williams Lane, Hanahan, SC.

The City is also hosting a hybrid public meeting on Thursday, December 2 at Fire Station #2 on Otranto from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Those who are unable to attend in person will be able to participate in this session virtually using a link that will be posted on the Hanahan 2040 web page one week prior to the event.

“The comprehensive plan will help guide our city’s future for the coming years, so it is critical we hear from as many community members as possible to build a stronger Hanahan moving forward,” said Mayor Christie Rainwater.

Developed by the City’s Planning Commission based on data trends and public input, the Hanahan 2040: Pathway to the Future comprehensive plan provides a framework of goals, along with policies and implementation strategies to achieve those goals.

During the plan’s development, the Planning Commission will evaluate how specific elements of life in Hanahan have changed over the past 10 years, compare recent demographic trends to historical data, anticipate growth and formulate a shared community vision for the City’s future.

Under the 1994 S.C. Local Government Comprehensive Planning Enabling Act, all counties and municipalities with land use regulations were required to have comprehensive plans in place by May 4, 1999.

These plans, which contain nine distinct elements — population, economics, natural resources, cultural resources, community facilities, housing, land use, transportation, and priority investments — are aimed at managing future growth and preserving community identity. The BCDCOG has assisted with developing several of the initial comprehensive plans prior to 1999 and continues to support local governments with preparing updates and/or zoning and land development regulations to implement these plans.

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