A comprehensive plan provides a vision, clearly stated and shared by all, that describes the future of the community. It protects private property rights and also encourages and supports economic development.
The Town of Moncks Corner is approximately 33 miles from downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Moncks Corner is the county seat of Berkeley County and is also part of the Charleston-North Charleston Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
Since Moncks Corner last updated its Comprehensive Plan in 2012, the Town has undergone a significant amount of growth – both residential and commercial. Based on recent and anticipated continued growth, the Town is taking proactive steps to nurture, guide, and direct future growth to maintain its high quality of life for Moncks Corner residents.
A comprehensive plan provides a primary basis for evaluating all future development, redevelopment and land use decisions in Moncks Corner, and assists the community in achieving the development patterns it desires, such as traditional neighborhoods, infill development, and those creating a sense of place, providing transportation alternatives, permitting mixed uses, protecting natural resources and accommodating economic growth.
The plan is “long-range” in that it has a planning horizon of 20 years, and is “comprehensive” in that it covers the entire Town limits, plus it encompasses all the functions that make a community work and considers the interrelation of these functions.
The plan inventories the Town’s existing conditions and amenities and assesses their functionality and relationship to one another. This inventory enables the Town to take stock of where they are today (strengths and weaknesses) and where they want to go (opportunities and challenges).
It is intended to generate local pride and enthusiasm about the future of the community, thereby ensuring that citizens are involved with the implementation of the plan.
Moncks Corner Comprehenisve Plan Update 2017
Since Moncks Corner last updated its Comprehensive Plan in 2012, the Town has undergone a significant
amount of growth – both residential and commercial. An update was created in 2017 to address the growth and to help the Town in taking proactive steps to nurture, guide, and direct future growth to maintain its high quality of life for Moncks Corner residents.