What is a comprehensive plan?

A Comprehensive Plan provides a blueprint for the City’s future.  All jurisdictions with land use regulations are required by the State of South Carolina to be reviewed and validated every five years, then fully updated every ten years. Below find links to the 2012 Hanahan Comprehensive Plan and the 2018 Review.


2012 Hanahan Comprehensive Plan: Volume I

2012 Hanahan Comprehensive Plan: Volume II

2018 Hanahan Five-Year Comprehensive Plan Update

Developed by the City’s Planning Commission based on data trends and public input, comprehensive plans like Hanahan 2040: Pathway to the Future provide a framework of goals, along with policies and implementation strategies to achieve those goals.

During the plan’s development, the Planning Commission will evaluate how specific elements of life in Hanahan have changed over the past 10 years, compare recent demographic trends to historical data, anticipate growth and formulate a shared community vision for the city’s future. Elements of life in Hanahan to be considered are:

  • Population
  • Housing
  • Economic Development
  • Natural Resources
  • Resiliency
  • Cultural Resources
  • Community Facilities
  • Transportation
  • Land Use
  • Priority Investments

Share your voice for the future

Hanahan 2040: Pathway to the Future is intended to represent a shared community vision and provide a roadmap for achieving the community’s goals in the future. A shared community vision can only be developed through meaningful public participation. Voicing your thoughts – virtually or in-person – during this community-wide conversation is a vital and valuable contribution to the City’s future.


What is the Process and Timeframe for the Plan to be developed?

The Comprehensive Plan planning process is unique to each community. Hanahan is kicking off its planning process by listening to its residents, businesses and property owners, giving the community an opportunity to share what it sees are the City’s Strengths and Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.  A series of public workshops took place as follows:

  • Monday – November 22 at the Senior Center 1:30-4 pm | 3100 Mabeline Rd., N. Charleston | View Location
  • Monday – November 29 at the Gym 6:30-8 pm | 1253 Yeamans Hall Rd., Hanahan | View Location
  • Tuesday – November 30 at Fire Station #3 (Tanner Plantation) 6:30-8 pm | 1101 Williams Ln., Hanahan | View Location
  • (Virtual) Thursday – December 2 virtual presentation at Fire Station #2 in Otranto from 6:30-8 pm | Register in advance for this meeting with the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrfuugqzsrEtALh3pa0p0_ZMm0TSDZz0iW  (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.)​

If you missed any of the workshops and were unable to attend the virtual meeting please follow the link below to view the recording of the virtual meeting:

Virtual Meeting  |  December 2, 2021

Start here:

Your thoughts, opinions and perceptions are essential for informing the plan’s development and setting the city’s direction for the next two decades. Please take the brief survey below, which should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and join at one of the public meetings listed above

The survey closes on March 7th, 2022

Hanahan 2040 Survey

Staff Contact

Shannon Bush
(843) 529-2122

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