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Comprehensive plan meetings set

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By The Staff

 Catawba Regional Council of Governments

Lancaster County will kick off the first phase of its comprehensive planning process – Outreach and Visioning – on Tuesday, March 18, and will conclude the 2014-2024 Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan at the end of the year.    

Mandated by the S.C. Planning Act, a comprehensive plan is a reflection of local values and includes elements such as population, land use priority investment, housing, transportation, economic development, community facilities, cultural resources and natural resources.

In order to generate public input,  there will be a series of community meetings at Lancaster County’s four high schools. The meetings, which last about an hour, give residents the opportunity to learn about growth projections for Lancaster County, as well as share their ideas for the future of their respective communities. 

The meetings are:

u Tuesday, March 18 –  Andrew Jackson High School, 6925 Kershaw Camden Highway, Kershaw, 9 a.m. 

u Wednesday, March 19 – Indian Land High School, 8063 River Road, Indian Land, 9 a.m.  

u March 25 – Buford High School, 4290 Tabernacle Road, 9:45 a.m. 

u March 26 –  Lancaster High School, 617 Normandy Road,  9 a.m 

The two other phases of the  comprehensive plan project are:

u Phase II: Plan and Element Drafting/Reviews (April-August)

u Phase III: Final Plan Development/Adoption (September-December)

Each phase includes specific opportunities for public comment and community involvement, said Robby Moody, senior planner with Catawba Regional Council of Governments.

Other comprehenisve plan project partners are Lancaster County, the city of Lancaster and towns of Kershaw and Heath Springs.

For details, contact Robert Moody at (803) 327-9041 or rmoody@catawbacog.org.