Comprehensive Plan Update
A Comprehensive Plan is a vital document that offers a vision for a county's future development. It considers the area's existing conditions, future goals and a general vision for what future growth and development within the county will look like over the next 10 to 20 years. Counties are required to update their Comprehensive Plans every 10 years, and Georgetown County is currently in the midst of an update.
This update has featured a variety of opportunities for the public to weigh in on the plan update, including community meetings which were held across the county and a public survey which was released in September 2021 (click to access survey results). You can also use this page to view draft documents and submit feedback online. Check back regularly for updates, or subscribe to our news alerts.
The Comprehensive Plan is a living document designed to be adaptable to changes that occur in our community over time, as well as the changing visions and goals of residents.
Upcoming Meeting Dates
Public Input Meetings
In addition to the public open houses, the workshops included focus group meetings with various stakeholder groups. These meetings included representatives from neighborhoods, HOAs, Keep It Green, real estate developers, affordable housing providers, major employers, environmental and conservation groups, utility providers, emergency response organizations, and representatives from the small business community. Furthermore, the consulting team engaged with the Planning Commission, which is serving as the steering committee for this vital process.
More public meetings in the form of a Land Use "Road Show" will also be held in the near future. Please check back often for new times and dates for these upcoming events on the Land Use Element, or call the Planning Department at (843) 545-3158.
Members of the public can submit comments on draft elements of the plan or what they would like future development in Georgetown County to look like using our online form.
Public Input Survey Results
A report on the results of a public input survey regarding land use that was released in the fall of 2021 can be accessed at the link below.
Land Use Meeting Documentation
The following PDFs contain maps, photographs, sign-in sheets, and other documentation from the aforementioned public input meetings held Sept. 5-7. These are provided for citizens to review at their convenience.
- 01 - Public Meeting Flyer (PDF)
- Georgetown County Poster Boards (PDF)
- Georgetown County Stakeholder and Planning Commission Sign-In Sheets (PDF)
- Land Use Focus Group Members (PDF)
- Land Use Poster Boards 082923 FINAL (PDF)
- Sept 5, Howard Sign-In Sheets (PDF)
- Sept 6, Murrells Inlet Sign-In Sheets (PDF)
- Sept 7, Choppee Sign-In Sheets (PDF)