Over recent months, it's been the most controversial and maligned part of town government, so next month Mount Pleasant is inviting the public to learn more about planning and development.
And two other opportunities in 2013 will bring citizens into town offices for education on how residential and commercial developments are planned and approved.
An Oct. 4 "meet and greet" at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park will introduce several new programs meant to provide information to the public about planning and development.
Several stations set up in the park's Cooper Room will offer information and staff will speak to residents regarding current regulations, planning projects, and other topics.
Planning and Development Department Meet and Greet
5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Thursday, October 4, 2012
Cooper River Room, Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park
Specifically, the town wants to educate the public on the following topics:
- Comprehensive Plan
- Commercial Design Review
- Draft Master Bike/Pedestrian Plan
- Business Development (NEW)
- Building Plan Review and Permitting
- FEMA and Flood regulations
- Tree Protection
- Town Parks
- Mapping and GIS
And, introducing two new programs for 2013:
The Citizens Planning College
Citizens can sign up for the Planning College to learn more about zoning, the Comprehensive Plan, the Building Code, land development, and other current planning and development topics.
Code for Lunch
Hosted by staff, this is a quarterly luncheon geared toward engineers, architects, and other planning professionals. The purpose is to provide opportunity to learn more about FEMA regulations, Town commercial design standards, and more.