In the Comprehensive Plan, topics important to community development are identified and researched, then recommendations are made to guide future growth. Things evaluated in our Comprehensive Plan include land use, transportation, demographics, economic development, housing, recreation, tourism, and community resiliency. The process we use to evaluate these guiding factors includes many hours of input from the public, our volunteer and elected boards, and special stakeholders like business owners and public agencies (schools, county offices, state agencies, and federal representation). The Comprehensive Plan is the legal document that allows Conway to establish and enforce zoning regulations in the City limits.
WHAT IS THE CITY OF CONWAY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN?
The Comprehensive Plan is a vision and roadmap that guides future growth and development in the City of Conway. The Plan guides decisions on where to build new jobs and houses, how to improve our transportation system, and where to make capital investments. Our Plan is the framework for most of Conway’s big-picture decisions on how to grow while preserving and improving our neighborhoods. In South Carolina, communities are required to prepare new Comprehensive Plans every 10 years. It addresses a wide range of topics that affect how we experience the City, including housing, economic development, community facilities, natural resources, cultural resources, land use, population, transportation, and priority investments. The Plan studies existing conditions and identifies implementation strategies to help the City reach its goals.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
Your ideas, insights and suggestions are essential to a successful Comprehensive Plan. You can help determine how the Comprehensive Plan should address the City’s current and future needs. The best way to participate is to educate yourself about the issues and to share your thoughts. Drafts of the Plan Elements can be found below. You may also provide your input by emailing staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 843.488.9888.
- Cultural Resources
- Economic Development (updated 2019)
- Priority Investment (updated 2019)
- Community Facilities (updated 2019)
- Land Use, including the Future Land Use Map (updated 2020)
- Natural Resources (updated 2020)
- Transportation (updated 2021)
- Resiliency (due for inclusion, 2022)
- Comprehensive Plan, Previous Edition (2019)
Municipal Association of South Carolina Comprehensive Planning Guide (last amended, 2018)