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Mt. Pleasant gives first approval to growth plan

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

Mt. Pleasant moved a little closer in approving its news plan to manage growth.

The town’s council voted to send the plan to its planning commission. The plan focuses on scaling back development.

It limits the number of residential units per acre along Coleman and Johnnie Dodds and Ben Sawyer boulevards and other areas of what is called the Urban Corridor. It will be 16 units per acre for residential-only complexes.

It would also set up a hearing to lower building heights in the area from 55 feet to 45 and require certain amounts of open or green space in developments.

Council unanimously approved the plan but some did have concerns that it doesn't address affordable housing. 

"We cannot just ignore the fact that this is something that is needed in this town,” Thomasena Stokes-Marshall, a council member said. “It's something that our citizens have been talking to us and telling us that we need to make that a part of the fabric of the town of Mt. Pleasant."

Now the plan will go to the town's planning commission and then planning committee before it gets its first vote in front of council. 

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