Georgetown County residents now have until Jan. 20 to offer input on the land use element of the comprehensive plan through an online survey. The survey — which is available at gtcounty.org/compplan — seeks residents’ thoughts and opinions on how and where growth should occur in the county over the next decade.
The Comprehensive Plan is a guide that lays out the future of Georgetown County. It has to be reviewed every five years and updated every 10 years, and Georgetown County is in the process of an update now. The plan covers everything from natural and historical resources to housing and transportation.
“Our focus here is land use — different types of residential development, commercial development, industrial uses and more. They eventually feed into the different zoning districts that regulate where those uses can go,” said Holly Richardson, Georgetown County Planning Director.
The survey takes about 15 minutes and Richardson said she would like as many people as possible, from all areas of the county, to participate and have a say in the county’s future. Once the survey period ends, the county will evaluate the input and begin scheduling community meetings. Find updates and more information on the comprehensive plan update at gtcounty.org/compplan