This year, the City’s Comprehensive Plan, known as the Century V Plan, will undergo a significant update. The Century V Plan is a long-range planning document that articulates the goals for the city’s future in terms of community development and public policy. This essential plan guides local decision makers in managing change from issues of land use, to transportation, to housing.
State law requires that local planning commissions review their Comprehensive Plan every five years, and update them every ten years. Inarguably, the challenges facing Charleston today are much different than they were in 2010. What Charleston has been lacking is a vision and plan to which we can hold leadership accountable. This year is residents’ opportunity to frame a better vision for the growth of the city and region, and the PSC is committed to advocating for maximum public involvement throughout the process.