Goose Creek City Council holding workshop to discuss comprehensive plan

Updated: Mar. 23, 2021 at 12:36 PM EDT
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GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) - Goose Creek’s 10-year plan for the city is currently in the draft phase.

It’s one of the fastest growing cities in Berkeley County.

City council says they are holding a special meeting to discuss the comprehensive plan, Tuesday evening.

Officials say they previously held information sessions for the public to provide feedback, but now they are almost done crafting the plan.

Goose Creek Mayor Greg Habib says one of his top priorities for the plan is to provide economic development opportunities while maintaining quality of life.

“We’ve invested a lot of effort and time and energy into this because of the growth we’ve seen in the past 10 years and the growth we expect to experience in the next 10 years,” Habib said.

He also says the city working to identify ways to provide housing opportunities for people at varying income levels. He says it’s another priority.

“We have plenty of expensive housing going up, we don’t have that middle housing,” Habib said.

The plan analyzes the city’s current state and identifies goals and plans to accomplish in the future.

Habib says the city is a proponent for recreation. Recent city efforts have included revitalizing old buildings for new purposes and businesses.

Habib says they welcome growth.

So I don’t like those terms managing growth, what I prefer is that we be prepared for growth and that we participate in the growth,” he said.

The nearly 200-page document includes details about other suggested improvements as well.

The meeting is scheduled to take place 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Goose Creek Fire Department Headquarters on Button Hall Avenue.

The City of Goose Creek says residents can review the draft of the plan on their website.

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