Summerville leaders want public input on 20-year plan

VIDEO: Summerville leaders want public input on 20-year plan

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - The town of Summerville is holding three different public input meetings this week to discuss the towns comprehensive plan for the next 20 years.

During those meetings, scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the public will be asked to view the draft of the plan the town has posted, ask questions and discuss it through an open forum style meeting.

The first public input meeting is Monday at 9 a.m., the second is Tuesday at 1 p.m., and the last is Wednesday at 6 p.m.

One item up for discussion will be how and where to bring in more multi-family housing, like apartments, condos, and retirement homes, which the plan’s authors state is a growing need for the town.

Summerville’s Comprehensive Plan also discusses the need for a new police headquarters because document states the department, with 116 full-time police officers, has outgrown the current building.

The plan also mentions consideration of a new conference and event center or boutique hotel for Downtown Summerville, an addition that could increase the number of visitors to Downtown and support local businesses.

The plan also addresses partnering with local tech colleges to promote more workforce jobs for residents.

Town leaders are asking folks to register ahead of time if possible.

Click here to register to attend the online meetings.

Town officials hope since the meetings will be hosted online this year, more people will be able to attend.

After these public input discussions, the comprehensive plan document will be up for public hearing at the Summerville Planning Commission meeting on Aug. 17.

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