The Planning Commission has the authority to engage in a continuing planning program for the physical, social, and economic well-being of the city. Appointed by the mayor and city council to serve four-year terms, the commission is responsible for promoting municipal planning, which includes the adoption of a comprehensive plan. The commission also has the authority to initiate changes to the zoning ordinance and land development regulations, the city’s future land use map, and review of the city’s capital improvement program. In addition, the commission administers the land development regulations and approves preliminary and final plats for major subdivisions of property.
Contact the Planning Commission by calling the Principal Planner at (843) 280-5670.
The Board of Zoning Appeals is appointed to four-year terms by the mayor and council. It is the board’s duty to hear and decide appeals where there is an alleged error in the administration of the zoning ordinance, and to hear and decide appeals for variances from the requirements of the zoning ordinance. The board also hears and decides requests for special exceptions. Decisions of the board may be appealed to circuit court.
Contact the Board of Zoning Appeals by calling the Zoning Administrator at (843) 280-5563.