The Moncks Corner Planning Commission meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 6pm at Town Hall located at 118 Carolina Ave, Moncks Corner, SC 29461
The Town of Moncks Corner Planning Commission is a group of Town residents appointed by the Mayor and Town Council to serve as a citizen advisory group for the council on planning related issues. The Planning Commission is comprised of seven individuals representing a broad cross-section of the Town. The commission holds legislative meetings to make recommendations to the Town Council regarding annexations, rezonings, text amendments, and the Town’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The Commission also issues Tree Removal Permits for protected trees within the Town.
In South Carolina, residents are afforded the opportunity to specifically request as an individual (or group of neighbors) to incorporate their homes into the Town. There are three (3) primary methods to annex property into the Town of Moncks Corner; 100% ordinance, 75% petition/ordinance and 25% petition/election.
Property owners sign an annexation petition and submit it to the town via mail, email, or delivery. Because the petition must also seek zoning within the Town, the Planning Commission will make a recommendation of the requested zoning.
The petition for annexation is presented for approval at two separate Town Council meetings. Upon final reading, the property may be officially annexed into the town limits of Moncks Corner, zoning is assigned, and town services will begin.
Zoning districts are designed to place compatible land uses together while separating land uses that may have adverse impacts on each other. As areas transition over time, it may be necessary to change the zoning district of a property to allow development that may have not been previously compatible with the area. The public process to change a zoning district is called rezoning.
Property owners sign a rezoning application and submit it to the town via mail, email, or delivery. The Planning Commission will hear the rezoning request and provide a recommendation to the Town Council.
The petition for rezoning is presented for approval at two separate Town Council meetings. Upon final reading, the property may be officially rezoned is assigned and can benefit from the approved land uses for the new zoning district.
A Text Amendment may be proposed to change or amend the ordinances for development and growth in the Town. This can occur to help clarify a standard or adopt regulations for growth to address the changing needs and desires of the community.
The Planning Commission may initiate a requested change, or form a recommendation to the Town Council for official adoption. The request to amend an ordinance is then presented for approval at two separate Town Council meetings. Upon final reading, the requested amendment to the ordinance may be officially adopted.
The Planning Commission is responsible for the adoption, recommendation, review and updating the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. A Comprehensive Plan is the Town’s “blueprint” for growth and development for the next 10 years. It is designed to be a publicly engaged document on the community’s population growth, natural resources, land use, transportation systems, housing needs, community facilities, cultural resources and economy.
The Comprehensive Plan serves as a vital resource for the Planning Commission to make recommendations and the Town Council to consider planning related concerns.