MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Friday, February 24, 2023) – Berkeley County is seeking public comment on its One Berkeley Comprehensive Plan. An initial draft has been posted for public review HERE. Comments will be accepted until Tuesday, March 21, 2023 and may be submitted directly through the project website or by emailing .
Starting Friday, March 3, paper copies of the plan’s draft will be available at all Berkeley County library locations. (See locations HERE.) Copies will also be available at the greeter’s desk in the front lobby of the Berkeley County Administration Building, located at 1003 N. Highway 52 in Moncks Corner. **Please leave written comments at the location where you pick up a draft. County staff will gather all comments for review.**
The One Berkeley Comprehensive Plan looks at the County’s assets and challenges and identifies strategies to help achieve a unified vision for the County over the next 20 years. The One Berkeley Vision is based on public input gathered throughout the planning process. After months of study, analysis, and additional public input at the 2022 Growth Choices Workshop, One Berkeley identified a preferred path to shape growth in the future. Principal goals of the plan including the following:
- To prioritize the provision of adequate infrastructure and conservation of the County’s unique communities, cultural and natural resources, and quality of life;
- To enhance collaboration and impact assessments during the development review process;
- To create activity centers and hamlets that are strategically located where infrastructure capacity exists, which are contextually compatible with the existing community.
The County chose the One Berkeley name to stress the importance of creating a plan that highlights the unified future for the County. The Comprehensive Plan is updated every 10 years and reinforces a county-wide vision for elements such as land use, housing, economic development, transportation, and much more.
The final draft of the One Berkeley Comprehensive Plan is slated for formal consideration by the Berkeley County Planning Commission at its meeting on Tuesday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at the Berkeley County Administration Building (Assembly Room), located at 1003 N. Highway 52 in Moncks Corner. For more information on the One Berkeley Comprehensive Plan, visit www.OneBerkeley2020.com.
-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-