Monday, October 22, 2018

Survey: Help North Charleston set its strategic plan for the next decade

The city is also hosting three public meetings on its 10-year plan this week

Posted by Adam Manno on Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 1:50 PM

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The City of North Charleston is looking for your input in an online survey as public meetings about its 10-year comprehensive plan are underway.

The short survey asks residents and workers to rank how they'd like to see the city best accommodate growth (increasing housing, encouraging development of vacant property) and to rate the services it already offers.

It will be open until Nov. 15.

The city is also hosting a series of public meeting on its 10-year plan, titled PRIME North Charleston, with one tonight at 4:30 p.m. in the Gussie Greene Community Center (2012 Success St.).

"The Comprehensive Development Plan is the long-range, strategic plan which provides the framework for City staff, elected officials, and appointed officials to develop policies to realize the community’s vision," according to the city's website.

Other meetings on the plan will take place on Tues. Oct. 23 at 4:30 p.m. in the Senior Center at Northwood (8708 Antler Dr.) and on Thurs. Oct. 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the Felix Davis Community Center (4800 Park Cir.)

The use of the Rivers Avenue corridor in the Lowcountry Rapid Transit project will be an important point of discussion in the meetings, according to CARTA spokesperson Daniel Brock.

The project, a product of the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments, proposes a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system of rubber-tired buses that operate on their own dedicated lanes, much like a railway, from downtown Summerville all the way down to Line Street in downtown Charleston.

By its estimated time of completion in 2025, it will connect much of the Charleston metro area through 16 buses stopping at 18 stations, according to current plans.

North Charleston has a population of close to 111,000, according to the latest estimates from the Census Bureau. The Charleston region, which includes multiple municipalities, boasts a total population of 775,000 people.

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