Our Plan

What is a Comprehensive Plan?

  • Policy and planning guiding document
  • Identifies visions and direction for how the community should grow, address change, and make progress
  • Used by staff to ground decision making and justification for planning efforts, policy, and projects
  • Used by elected and appointed officials to guide policy direction and initiatives

The State's Local Government Comprehensive Planning Enabling Act

  • Establishes that a 20-year plan for governance shall to be adopted by South Carolina municipalities
  • Rewrite required every 10 years with updates
  • Requires and defines the process for adoption and components to be included in the plan, including nine Elements
  • The Town added a Recreation Element to their Comprehensive Plan in 2005.

What is Our Plan?

  • The Town of Hilton Head Island's Comprehensive Plan for 2020-2040
  • Integration of a community-wide visioning initiative: Our Future
  • Adopted October 2, 2020