SC - North Charleston: PLANNING COMMISSION

Issues discussed this meeting include:

When and Where is the Next Meeting?

PLANNING COMMISSION

Sharon Reed Chairperson Vernon Pryor Vice Chairperson Ed Astle Matthew Brady

Legal Staff: Francie Austin Kriston Neely

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CITY OF NORTH CHARLESTON PLANNING COMMISSION

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THIRD FLOOR BUIST CONFERENCE ROOM

Sammie Douan Anil Rao Suzanne Thigpen Warren Wurscher AGENDA

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Call to Order Chairperson Sharon Reed

II. Minutes: Consideration of the Minutes of the February 10, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting

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Public Hearings and Recommendations: A. Public Hearing and Recommendation to Council Proposed Rezoning and

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Comprehensive Plan Amendment: Proposed Rezoning of the Property Addressed as 4610 Holmes Avenue (Charleston County TMS 470-04-00-214) from R-1, Single-Family Residential, to R-2, Multi-Family Residential, and Concurrently Amending the Comprehensive Plan s Future Land Use Map Designation for That Same Parcel Changing from Single-Family, Traditional to Multi-Family Residential

B. Public Hearing and Recommendation to Council Proposed Container Stacking Plan: Proposed Container Storage and Stacking Plan for the M-2- Zoned Property Addressed as 4185 Chitwood Drive (Charleston County TMS 412-11-00-004) C. Public Hearing and Recommendation to Council Proposed Rezoning and Comprehensive Plan Amendment: Proposed Rezoning of the Properties Addressed 1921 Gumwood Boulevard (Charleston County TMS s 472-04-00- 105 -106) from R-1, Single-Family Residential, to, B-2, General Business, and Concurrently Amending the Comprehensive Plan s Future Land Use Map Designation for Those Same Parcels, Changing from Single-Family, Traditional to Major Business/Retail D. Public Hearing and Recommendation to Council Proposed Rezoning: Proposed Rezoning of the Properties Addressed 7910 7920 Dorchester Road (Charleston County TMS s 397-00-00-061 -081) from B-1, Limited Business, to, B-2, General Business
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IV.
Preliminary Plat: A. Consideration of a Preliminary Plat and Road Name Approval: Proposed

Approval of a Preliminary Plat titled Consideration of a Preliminary Plat: Proposed Approval of a Preliminary Plat titled Preliminary Plat Showing the Subdivision of Tract B, TMS No. 393-00-00-007 (151.33 Acres) Into HOA Area 1 (0.860 Acres), Albert Jasmin Drive R/W (1.344 Acres) and Residual Tract B (149.13) and Road Name Approval of Albert Jasmin Drive

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Consideration of a Preliminary Plat and Road Name Approval: Preliminary Subdivision Plat of Tract B-3-1-3 TMS 393-00-00-472 (15.250 AC) To Create New Woodstock Station Road Right of Way (2.050 AC) and Creating Tract B-3-1-3 Residual (12.200 AC) and Creating Easements on Tract B-3-1-1 TMS 393-00-00-133 and B-3-1-2 TMS 393-00-00-471, All Tracts Owned by Weber USA Corporation, Located in the City of North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina and Road Name Approval of Woodstock Station Road

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V.
Comprehensive Plan A. Consideration of Public Comments B. Recommendation to the Mayor and Council: Consideration of

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Resolution 2020-001 to Recommend Approval of the Comprehensive Plan

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VI.
Other Business:

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Summary of Actions Taken by City Council at its February 13th and February 27th Meetings

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VII.
Commission Member Comments

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VIII.
Staff Comments

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IX.
Adjourn

Those persons who wish to appear before the Commission should sign-in or contact the Planning and Zoning Department (843-740-2589) no later than 5:30 pm on the date of the meeting. The Planning Commission meets regularly the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00 pm. The next meeting is Monday, April 13, 2020, at 6:00 pm.

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CITY OF NORTH CHARLESTON

PLANNING COMMISSION February 10, 2020

Minutes Vice-Chairperson Vernon Pryor called to order the regular meeting of the North Charleston Planning Commission, at 6:00 pm in the Buist Conference Room, third floor of North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406. Other Commissioners in attendance were Mr. Ed Astle, Mr. Matthew Brady, Mr. Sammie Douan, Mr. Anil Rao, Ms. Suzanne Thigpen, and Mr. Warren Wurscher constituting a quorum. Also in attendance were Director of Planning and Zoning Gwen Moultrie, Deputy Director of Planning and Zoning Megan Clark, City Planner Charles Drayton, Deputy City Attorney Francie Austin, applicants, and members of the public.
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The media, organizations, and the public were advised of the meeting in compliance with Section 34-8- 80(d) of the South Carolina Code of Laws for 1976, as amended.

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The first official item before the Commission was a request to approve the meeting minutes of the January 13, 2020 Planning Commission meeting.

The motion to approve as presented carried by roll call vote (7-0-0). 2. Public Hearing and Recommendation to Council Proposed Rezoning and Comprehensive Plan Amendment: Proposed Rezoning of the Properties Addressed as 2027 2029 Clements Avenue (Charleston County TMS s 466-03-00-104 -105) from R-1, Single-Family Residential, to R-2, Multi-Family Residential, and Concurrently Amending the Comprehensive Plan s Future Land Use Map Designation for Those Same Parcels Changing from Single-Family, Traditional to Multi- Family Residential
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Mr. Drayton reported that the applicant has requested that the properties be rezoned from R-1 to R-2, which would allow for the renovation and reoccupation of the existing building or the redevelopment of the properties with multi-family development. Neither property meets the minimum lot size required in the R-1 or R-2 zoning categories, and even if combined it would still be non-conforming in both districts. There is no adjacent R-2 zoned property although there are R-2 uses on the adjacent parcels, and the nearest R-2-zoned property is a little over 500 feet to the east on Clements Avenue. The Comprehensive Plan s Future Land Map establishes a future land use for the parcel of Single- Family, Traditional, which supports the current zoning and would require an amendment to Multi- Family Residential to support the rezoning request. Based on the design of the existing multi-family structure, and the multi-family nature of the adjacent properties, staff is recommending approval of the rezoning and the amendment to the Comprehensive Plan s Future Land Use Map, contingent on the recording of a plat that combines the subject properties.

Anthony Conway, applicant, stated they would like to return the property back to its original use as a duplex and perhaps build another structure on the abutting property. Staff explained that the recommendation is for contingent approval to combine the properties into one lot and that any new building would have to conform to the regulations.

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Chairperson Pryor stated this was a duly published public hearing and invited anyone wishing to be heard to come forward. There were no speakers and the public hearing was closed.

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City of North Charleston Planning Commission Minutes February 10, 2020

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Following discussion:

Motion by Member Thigpen: To recommend to the Council approval of the proposed rezoning of the property addressed as 2027 2029 Clements Avenue (Charleston County TMS s 466-03-00-104 -105) from R-1, Single-Family Residential, to R-2, Multi-Family Residential, and Concurrently Amending the Comprehensive Plan s Future Land Use Map Designation for Those Same Parcels Changing from Single-Family, Traditional to Multi-Family Residential contingent upon the recordation of a plat combining the two properties. Member Astle seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously (7-0-0). 3. Public Hearing and Recommendation to Council Proposed Rezoning and Comprehensive Plan Amendment: Proposed Rezoning of the Properties Addressed as 5110, 5116, 5132 Piedmont Avenue (Charleston County TMS s 472-12-00-032 -033) from R-1, Single-Family Residential, to R-2, Multi-Family Residential, and Concurrently Amending the Comprehensive Plan s Future Land Use Map Designation for Those Same Parcels Changing from Single-Family, Traditional to Multi- Family Residential
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Mr. Drayton reported that the applicant has requested that the properties be rezoned from R-1 to R-2, which would allow for the development of the properties with various forms of multi-family housing. Individually, each property meets the minimum lot size required in the R-1 or R-2 zoning categories. While there are no adjacent R-2 zoned properties, almost the entire block to the north across Kerry Street has R-2 zoning; there is also a R-2-zoned property one parcel to the south across Jason Street, just over 100 feet away. The Comprehensive Plan s Future Land Map establishes a future land use for the parcels as Single-Family, Traditional, which supports the current zoning and would require an amendment to Multi-Family Residential to support the rezoning request. Based on the mixing of residential uses surrounding the properties, including 2 apartment complexes, staff is recommending approval of the rezoning and the amendment to the Comprehensive Plan s Future Land Use Map.

Bryan Kizer, representing the applicant, stated he is working for SCDOT to find opportunities to relocate those individuals that will be affected by the expansion of I-526 and SCDOT is trying to keep individuals within the same community.

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Chairperson Pryor stated this was a duly published public hearing and invited anyone wishing to be heard to come forward.

Charlynne Smith, President of Ferndale Neighborhood Association, 2005 Emden Street, spoke in opposition to the rezoning stating that there have been efforts to clean up the neighborhood and allowing apartments would go against those efforts.

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Tina Baxley, 1900 Jason Street, spoke in opposition to the rezoning, stating she is on the advisory council with I-526 and the neighborhood supports duplexes but is not in favor of apartments.

Joy Riley, SCDOT, provided additional information regarding the project, noting that the proposal would be to build duplexes on the subject properties.
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City of North Charleston Planning Commission Minutes February 10, 2020

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There were no additional speakers and the public hearing was closed.

Following discussion: Motion by Member Astle: To recommend to the Council approval of the proposed rezoning of the properties addressed as 5110, 5116, 5132 Piedmont Avenue (Charleston County TMS s 472-12-00-032 -033) from R-1, Single- Family Residential, to R-2, Multi-Family Residential, and Concurrently Amending the Comprehensive Plan s Future Land Use Map Designation for Those Same Parcels Changing from Single-Family, Traditional to Multi-Family Residential Member Brady seconded the motion. The motion carried with Members Astle, Pryor, Rao and Brady voting aye and Members Wurscher, Douan, and Thigpen voting nay (4-3-0). 4. Public Hearing and Consideration Road Re-Naming: Proposed Renaming of Kinzer Street to Molly Greene Way
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Mr. Drayton reported that the City has undertaken this street renaming to honor the life of a passionate and faithful servant of the public through God. Molly Greene and her family (husband, George and son, George) have worked through the City in a warehouse on Kinzer Street to provide clean and sustainable water sources in third world countries and disaster areas since 2001 when Molly and her husband started Water Mission. To date Water Mission has provided clean water to over 3 million humans in 55 countries. Tragically, Molly passed away in 2019, and in an effort to honor her memory, the city has proposed to rename Kinzer Street, where Water Mission is located, to Molly Greene Way.

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There are no residences that would be affected by this road name change and the City owns the parcel where Kinzer Street is located. He noted that the renaming has been published in accordance with Code.

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Chairperson Pryor stated this was a duly published public hearing and invited anyone wishing to be heard to come forward. There were no speakers and the public hearing was closed.

Following discussion: Motion by Member Thigpen:

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Approval of the Renaming of Kinzer Street to Molly Greene Way

Member Astle seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously (7-0-0).
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Request for Variance: Request for Variance from the Subdivision Regulations, Section 18-37(i) Permanent Dead-End Streets for the Properties Identified as TMS 404-00-00-001 404-02-00-240

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Mr. Drayton reported that the subject property is the remaining 29-acres left for development in the Park at Rivers Edge community, just north of Forest Hills. The property is at the end of existing Park Gate Drive and abuts the marshes of the Ashley River. The project was previously approved in 2017 for a single-family development and has since been revised to accommodate a townhome development; however has left the road layout the same as previously approved.

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City of North Charleston Planning Commission Minutes February 10, 2020

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Section 18-40(i) of the Subdivision Regulations requires permanent dead-end streets to be no longer than 800 feet and to be provided at the closed end with a turnaround having a street property line diameter of at least eighty (80) feet. The proposed street is approximately 1200 feet long as it curves in the property and ends in a cul-de-sac. A variance of the subdivision requirements to provide a street longer than 800 feet is required for the subdivision to proceed as proposed. Per Section 18-4 of the Subdivision Regulations, the Planning Commission must find the following in the granting of a subdivision variance: (1) The variance will not be detrimental to the public health, safety and general welfare of the community: Staff does not believe that the variance will be detrimental to the community as two standard size cul-de-sacs are provided, allowing safe access and maneuverability of vehicular and emergency traffic. (2) The variance will not adversely affect the reasonable development of adjacent property: All of the adjacent properties are developed, so this proposed subdivision does not impact the adjacent properties. (3) The variance is justified because of topographic or other special conditions unique to the property involved, in contrast to mere inconvenience or financial disadvantage: The property is surrounded by wetlands and the critical line of the Ashley River; limiting the developable area of the property due to a required 50-foot riparian buffer from the critical line and wetlands. (4) The variance is consistent with the objectives of this chapter and will not have the effect of nullifying the intent or purpose of this chapter or the comprehensive plan: Staff believes that the granting of the variance will not conflict with the Comprehensive Plan, which designates this parcel for Multi-Family Residential . (5) Such variance will not conflict with the requirements of the zoning ordinance of the City: The variance does not conflict with the Zoning Ordinance. Therefore, Staff recommends approval.

Following discussion: Motion by Member Astle:

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To approve the Variance from the Subdivision Regulations, Section 18-37(i) Permanent Dead-End Streets for the Properties Identified as TMS 404-00-00-001 404-02-00-240

Member Douan seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously (7-0-0).
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Consideration of a Preliminary Plat: Proposed Approval of a Preliminary Plat titled Preliminary Plat of Phase 2A, The Park at Rivers Edge Townhomes, 7.179 AC, TMS 404-00-00-001, 38 Lots, HOA 3.229 AC, R/W 1.105 AC, Lots 2.845 AC, And Residual 19.393 AC, Property of Perseverance Land Investment, LLC, Located in the City of North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina

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Mr. Drayton reported that the preliminary plat proposes to subdivide approximately 26 acres in the rear of the Park at Rivers Edge community into 38 single family attached lots, extend existing Park Gate Drive, and create a residual parcel of approximately 19 acres for future development. He stated this preliminary plat is in proper order and may be approved at the discretion of the Commission contingent on approval of road plans and profiles and a detailed drainage plan by the City Engineer.

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Following discussion:

Motion by Member Astle: To approve a Preliminary Plat titled Preliminary Plat of Phase 2A, The Park at Rivers Edge Townhomes, 7.179 AC, TMS 404-00-00-001, 38 Lots, HOA 3.229 AC, R/W 1.105 AC, Lots 2.845 AC, And Residual 19.393 AC, Property of Perseverance Land Investment, LLC, Located in the City of North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina contingent upon approval of road plans and profiles and a detailed drainage plan by the City Engineer. Member Brady seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously (7-0-0).
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Consideration of a Preliminary Plat: Proposed Approval of a Preliminary Plat titled Proposed Approval of a Preliminary Plat titled Preliminary Plat of Phase 2B, The Park at Rivers Edge Townhomes, 19.393 AC, TMS 404-00-00-001, 67 Lots, HOA 11.471 AC, R/W 1.696 AC, Lots 6.226 AC, Property of Perseverance Land Investment, LLC, Located in the City of North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina and Approval of Road Name Park Creek Avenue

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Mr. Drayton reported that the preliminary plat proposes to subdivide approximately 19 acres in the rear of the Park at Rivers Edge community into 67 single family attached lots, extend existing Park Gate Drive, create a new street named Park Creek Avenue and create open space and easements. He stated this preliminary plat is in proper order and may be approved at the discretion of the Commission contingent on the approval of road plans and profiles and a detailed drainage plan by the City Engineer.

Following discussion: Motion by Member Douan: To approve a Preliminary Plat titled Preliminary Plat of Phase 2B, The Park at Rivers Edge Townhomes, 19.393 AC, TMS 404-00-00-001, 67 Lots, HOA 11.471 AC, R/W 1.696 AC, Lots 6.226 AC, Property of Perseverance Land Investment, LLC, Located in the City of North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina and Approval of Road Name Park Creek Avenue contingent upon the approval of road plans and profiles and a detailed drainage plan by the City Engineer Member Astle seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously (7-0-0).

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Comprehensive Plan Update

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Ms. Kathryn Basha, Planning Director with the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) gave an update to the Planning Commission on the progress of the draft 10-year City of North Charleston comprehensive plan. She stated after the public input was received in Fall of 2018 and meetings held with the Planning Commission committee, and various stakeholders, as well as an analysis of data, an action plan was drafted based upon a vision statement and four guiding principles. The vision statement and guiding principles are based on livability and quality of life; sustainable growth and resiliency; economic opportunity; and mobility and connectivity. Within this framework; goals and objectives are defined for each principle and then lastly the action plan includes a priority investment section that identifies items for the Council to consider investing in to implement the comprehensive plan.

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Ms. Basha stated the next steps are to present the draft plan to the public during five meetings at various locations throughout the City to gain additional public input, and then present the input to the Planning Commission in March. The Planning Commission will then make a recommendation to the Mayor and Council.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:08 pm. Respectfully submitted,
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______________________________________ Megan Clark Secretary, City of North Charleston

Planning Commission These minutes were approved on

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Meeting Date: March 9, 2020

Item Title: Public Hearing and Recommendation to Council Proposed Rezoning: Proposed
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Rezoning of the Property Addressed as 4610 Holmes Avenue (Charleston County TMS 470-04-00-214) from R-1, Single-Family Residential, to R-2, Multi-Family Residential, and a Concurrent Amendment of the Comprehensive Plan s Future Land Use Map Designation for That Same Parcel, Changing from Single-Family, Traditional to Multi-Family Residential

Contact Person: Charles Drayton, 740-2589 DESCRIPTION: Proposed rezoning of the property addressed as 4610 Holmes Avenue (Charleston County TMS 470-04-00- 214) from R-1, Single-Family Residential, to R-2, Multi-Family Residential, and a Concurrent Amendment of the Comprehensive Plan s Future Land Use Map Designation for That Same Parcel, Changing from Single- Family, Traditional to Multi-Family Residential. STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Denial. This item may be forwarded to City Council for first reading at its April 9, 2020, meeting, with an additional public input opportunity at the Public Safety Committee hearing on April 16, 2020.
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ATTACHED DATA FOR REVIEW: Staff report Application Maps

This material is submitted for: ACTION INFORMATION EXISTING LAND USE The subject property is located on Holmes Avenue in the Palmetto Gardens neighborhood of Park Circle across from the Mixson Avenue Planned Development District. The property is developed with a single-family home and detached garage that has been converted into a small single-family dwelling. The surrounding properties in the Palmetto Gardens neighborhood are all single-family homes, but across Holmes Avenue in the Mixson development there are a mix of uses and housing types. ZONING HISTORY The subject property was incorporated as part of the original City in 1972 with R-1 zoning and has never been rezoned.
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STAFF ANALYSIS The applicant has requested that the property be rezoned from R-1 to R-2, which would allow the applicant to get a second power meter from SCE G thus formalizing the second dwelling or would allow for the reuse of the property with multi-family development. The property does not meet the minimum lot size requirement for two dwellings, as a minimum of 4,500 square feet is required per single-family dwelling in both the R-1 or R-2 zoning categories with a Single Family, Traditional future land use designation. There is no adjacent R-2 zoned property although there are R-2 uses on the PD-zoned, Mixson parcels, less than 200 feet away, and the nearest R-2-zoned property is a nearly 1000 feet away on Mixson Avenue. The Comprehensive Plan s Future Land Map establishes a future land use for the parcel of Single-Family, Traditional, which supports the current zoning and would require an amendment to Multi-Family Residential to support the rezoning request. Based on the design of the existing single-family structure, the lack of support in the Comprehensive Plan, and the single-family nature of the adjacent properties in the Palmetto Gardens neighborhood, staff is recommending denial of the rezoning and the amendment to the Comprehensive Plan s Future Land Use Map.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: DENIAL ZONING CHANGE CASE NUMBER: Z200301 DATE RECEIVED: 01/06/2020 Existing Zoning: R-1, Single-Family Residential Requested Zoning: R-2, Multi-Family Residential Property Owner: Margaret V. Bell and Lillie Mae Bailey (deceased) Applicant: owner Representative: Trugen Bell Tax Map: Charleston County 470-04-00-214 Address: 4610 Holmes Avenue Area: 8661 square feet Annexation: Original City Council District: 8 NORTH CHARLESTON PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA ITEM
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Meeting Date: March 9, 2020

Item Title: Proposed Container Storage and Stacking Plan 4185 Chitwood Drive

(Charleston County TMS 412-11-00-004) (Council District 5) Contact Person: Charles Drayton, 740-2589
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DESCRIPTION: The applicant is requesting a conditional use of container storage and stacking on the property addressed as 4185 Chitwood Drive. Per Section 5-6(b)(3), this use is conditionally allowed in the M-2 zoning district after Council approval of a container storage and stacking plan meeting certain screening requirements and a finding that the proposed stacking will not be a substantial detriment to neighboring properties.

Per the attached site plan, the applicant would like to store and stack shipping containers on a leased 4.1-acre portion of the 9.81-acre property. The containers would be stacked up to 3 containers (units) high (approximately 26 feet) and the maximum number of containers within the stacking area would be 500 units, although the plan indicates that the potential exists for 1431 containers to be stacked and stored on the site. The applicant s exhibit (an aerial photograph) delineates the container stacking area, the setbacks, and the proposed opaque fencing locations, as well as the areas where the currently existing vegetation is proposed to meet the screening requirement. The plan indicates that the fencing would be 8 feet high, chain link with privacy slats and that the existing vegetation is both on-site and off-site. If any of the existing vegetation, whether within or beyond the property boundaries, is removed, thus rendering the containers visible from beyond the property boundaries, then screening fencing shall be put in place of the removed vegetation. STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Given the industrial character of the area and the fact that the property is surrounded by M-1, Light Industrial, and M-2, Heavy Industrial, zoned land, the site might seem an appropriate location for container storage and stacking. In fact, the site has been used as a trucking terminal or laydown yard for at least the past 19 years, but without container stacking. However, this proposal would drastically increase the intensity of activity on the site. Stark is in an aging industrial park which has been slowly transitioning away from heavy industrial use, indicating that heavy industrial may not be the best use of this particular industrial park at this time. Container storage on the Ashley River, removed from the port-related facilities and uses near the Cooper River, may not be ideal. The 280-acre Leatherman Terminal port facility is currently under construction on the former Navy Base, and a portion is scheduled to open in 2021. Nearby on the base, site work for the Navy Base Intermodal Container Transfer Facility, which will move containers to and from the port facility primarily on rail lines (rather than trucks), has recently begun. In 2002, the City entered into a memorandum of understanding with the State Ports Authority in which the City rezoned lands nearby to the new Leatherman Terminal to M-2 to provide heavy industrial land for port-related activity. The subject site in Stark Industrial Park is not located in proximity to these port and rail facilities. Indeed, there is no rail service to the subject site, or even the industrial park, so increased container stacking will likely substantially increase truck traffic to the area. (The rail lines that once served Stark Industrial Park no longer connects to Bennett Yard as the lines terminate at Azalea Drive.) Given the site s location directly on the Ashley River, the distance from the port facilities, and the changing character of Stark Industrial Park, staff recommends denial of the container storage and stacking use at 4185 Chitwood Drive. ATTACHED DATA FOR REVIEW: Letter from applicant Exhibits from applicant
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Meeting Date: March 9, 2020

Item Title: Public Hearing and Recommendation to Council Proposed Rezoning: Proposed
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Rezoning of the Properties Addressed as 1921 Gumwood Boulevard (Charleston County TMS s 472-04-00-105 -106) from R-1, Single-Family Residential, to B-2, General Business, and a Concurrent Amendment of the Comprehensive Plan s Future Land Use Map Designation for Those Same Parcels, Changing from Single-Family, Traditional to Major Business/Retail

Contact Person: Charles Drayton, 740-2589 DESCRIPTION: Proposed rezoning of the properties addressed as 1921 Gumwood Boulevard (Charleston County TMS s 472- 04-00-105 -106) from R-1, Single-Family Residential, to B-2, General Business, and a Concurrent Amendment of the Comprehensive Plan s Future Land Use Map Designation for Those Same Parcels, Changing from Single-Family, Traditional to Major Business/Retail. STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Denial. This item may be forwarded to City Council for first reading at its April 9, 2020, meeting, with an additional public input opportunity at the Public Safety Committee hearing on April 16, 2020.
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ATTACHED DATA FOR REVIEW: Staff report Application Maps

This material is submitted for: ACTION INFORMATION EXISTING LAND USE The subject properties are located at the corner of Gumwood Boulevard and Branch Avenue in the Oak Grove community and are developed with a single-family home that straddles the intervening property line between the subject parcels; there is also a shed located on the rear of parcel -105. The adjacent properties to the south on Branch Avenue and to the west on Gumwood Boulevard are both developed with single-family homes as are the properties located across those streets. There is an apartment building located catty-cornered to the subject properties, and the neighborhood maintains a mix of residential housing types that includes single-family, multi- family, and manufactured homes, as well as several churches. ZONING HISTORY The subject properties were incorporated as part of the Original City in 1972 with R-1 zoning and have never been rezoned.
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STAFF ANALYSIS The applicant has requested that the property be rezoned from R-1 to B-2, which would allow for the reuse or redevelopment of the existing property for any of the general business uses allowed in B-2 including, but not limited to, hotels, department stores, office supply stores, repair shops, full service restaurants, and dry cleaners as well as multi-family uses. The properties, both separately and combined, do not meet the minimum lot size nor lot width requirements for the B-2 zoning category. The entire neighborhood has R-1 zoning, except for one large parcel on the southern border of the neighborhood is zoned B-2 and is being used as a junkyard for old vehicles. Otherwise, the nearest B-2-zoned property is at the front of the neighborhood along the Rivers Avenue commercial corridor. The Comprehensive Plan s Future Land Map establishes a future land use for the parcel of Single-Family, Traditional , which supports the current zoning and would require an amendment to Major Business/Retail to support the rezoning request. Based on the existing development of the subject parcels and the surrounding neighborhood as residential, the non- conforming size of the parcels for B-2 uses, and its location towards to the center of the neighborhood rather than close proximity to a commercial corridor, as well as the lack of support from the Comprehensive Plan, staff is recommending denial of the rezoning and the amendment to the Comprehensive Plan s Future Land Use Map.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: DENIAL ZONING CHANGE CASE NUMBER: Z200303 DATE RECEIVED: 01/14/2020 Existing Zoning: R-1, Single-Family Residential Requested Zoning: B-2, General Business Property Owner: Diamond Nest Corporation Applicant: Wilhelmina C. Rellora (owner) Tax Maps: Charleston County 472-04-00-105 -106 Address: 1921 Gumwood Boulevard Area: 3629 sf (-105) 4839 sf (-106) or 8468 square feet (total) Annexation: Original City Council District: 7 NORTH CHARLESTON PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA ITEM
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Meeting Date: March 9, 2020

Item Title: Public Hearing and Recommendation to Council Proposed Rezoning: Proposed
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Rezoning of the Properties Addressed as 7910 7920 Dorchester Road (Charleston County TMS s 397-00-00-061 -081) from B-1, Limited Business, to B-2, General Business

Contact Person: Charles Drayton, 740-2589 DESCRIPTION: Proposed rezoning of the properties addressed as 7910 7920 Dorchester Road (Charleston County TMS s 397-00-00-061 -081) from B-1, Limited Business, to B-2, General Business STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval. This item may be forwarded to City Council for first reading at its April 9, 2020, meeting, with an additional public input opportunity at the Public Safety Committee hearing on April 16, 2020.
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ATTACHED DATA FOR REVIEW: Staff report Application Maps

This material is submitted for: ACTION INFORMATION EXISTING LAND USE The subject properties are located on Dorchester Road just south of the county line between Charleston and Dorchester Counties in front of the Summerfield Apartments. The properties are developed with a medium- sized, single-use, commercial building with parking areas in the front and to the west side and a large grassy field in the rear. Next door to the west is Mack s Garage, an auto repair shop, then Land and Sea Classics, a watercraft resale location. Across Dorchester Road is The Park at River s Edge subdivision and the Doorway Baptist Church. East of the building is Ruff Road, leading to the Summerfield Apartments to the rear of the subject parcel. On the other side of Ruff Road are several businesses along Dorchester Road: Stanley Steamer, Ironhorse Billiards, Robert s Automotive, and The Cutting Point barber shop. ZONING HISTORY The subject properties were annexed into the City in 1973; they were rezoned from B-2 to B-1 in 2000 as part of a mass rezoning in preparation for the Dorchester Middle Corridor Plan and were maintained as B-1- zoned properties as a recommendation from the plan despite the owner s request to rezone back to B-2, which was denied in 2000. In recent years there have been 2 attempts to rezone the properties: in 2015 the larger parcel (-061) was proposed for B-3, but the owner withdrew the application after the Planning Commission meeting; and in 2016, the owner reapplied for rezoning to B-2 but withdrew again, this time after the Public Safety Committee meeting. STAFF ANALYSIS The applicant has applied to rezone the subject properties from B-1 to B-2 to expand the available uses of the property. The subject properties meet all of the dimensional standards for B-2 zoning districts. Also, the properties have a Future Land Use in the Comprehensive Plan of Major Business/Retail, which supports a rezoning to B-2. As the property is located along a major commercial corridor, Dorchester Road, and is supported by the existing Comprehensive Plan, staff recommends approval of the rezoning from B-1 to B-2. STAFF RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL ZONING CHANGE CASE NUMBER: Z200305 DATE RECEIVED: 01/28/2020 Existing Zoning: R-1, Single-Family Residential Requested Zoning: B-2, General Business Property Owner: Strickland Living Trust Applicant: Courtney Scipio Tax Maps: Charleston County 397-00-00-061 -081 Address: 7910 7920 Dorchester Road Area: 1.38 ac (-061) 0.46 sf (-081) or 1.84 acres (total) Annexation: 1973 Council District: 1 NORTH CHARLESTON PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA ITEM
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Meeting Date: March 4, 2020

Item Title: Consideration of a Preliminary Plat and Road Name Approval: Proposed Approval of a Preliminary Plat titled Preliminary Plat Showing the Subdivision of Tract B, TMS No. 393-00-00-007 (151.33 Acres) Into HOA Area 1 (0.860 Acres), Albert Jasmin Drive R/W (1.344 Acres) and Residual Tract B (149.13) and Road Name Approval of Albert Jasmin Drive [ 3265] (Council District 4) Contact Person: Megan Clark, (843) 740-2517
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DESCRIPTION: This preliminary plat proposes to subdivide a 151-acre tract in Ingleside to create a new street named Albert Jasmin Drive , a small HOA area, and a residual tract of approximately 149 acres.

This preliminary plat is in proper order and may be approved at the discretion of the Commission contingent on the following:
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Approval of road plans and profiles and a detailed drainage plan by the City Engineer

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STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Contingent Approval of the preliminary plat and road name approval of Albert Jasmin Drive

ATTACHED DATA FOR REVIEW: Preliminary Plat This material is submitted for: ACTION INFORMATION NORTH CHARLESTON PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA ITEM
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Meeting Date: March 4, 2020

Item Title: Consideration of a Preliminary Plat and Road Name Approval: Preliminary Subdivision Plat of Tract B-3-1-3 TMS 393-00-00-472 (15.250 AC) To Create New Woodstock Station Road Right of Way (2.050 AC) and Creating Tract B-3-1-3 Residual (12.200 AC) and Creating Easements on Tract B-3-1-1 TMS 393-00-00-133 and B-3-1-2 TMS 393-00-00-471, All Tracts Owned by Weber USA Corporation, Located in the City of North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina and Road Name Approval of Woodstock Station Road [ 3271] (Council District 4) Contact Person: Megan Clark, (843) 740-2517
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DESCRIPTION: This preliminary plat proposes to subdivide a 15-acre tract in Ingleside to create a new street named Woodstock Station Road , a a residual tract of approximately 13.2 acres and associated easements.

This preliminary plat is in proper order and may be approved at the discretion of the Commission contingent on the following:
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Approval of road plans and profiles and a detailed drainage plan by the City Engineer

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STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Contingent Approval of the preliminary plat and road name approval of Woodstock Station Road

ATTACHED DATA FOR REVIEW: Preliminary Plat This material is submitted for: ACTION INFORMATION NORTH CHARLESTON PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA ITEM
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Meeting Date: February 10, 2020

Item Title: Comprehensive Plan: Consideration of Public Input and Resolution Contact Person: Megan Clark, (843) 740-2517 DESCRIPTION: Beginning in fall of 2018, the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG), staff and the Planning Commission Comprehensive Plan Committee initiated the process of preparing the ten-year update of the Comprehensive Plan. Five public sessions were held along with online surveys, generating over 1000 responses and input to integrate and incorporate into the plan. Along with the public input, the Committee, staff and BCDCOG met with various community stakeholders and analyzed a range of data about all aspects of the City to begin drafting the plan. Utilizing the data, public responses and stakeholder input, the PRIME North Charleston Comprehensive Plan was drafted and prepared for consideration. The PRIME North Charleston Comprehensive Plan provides a vision of the City as a sustainable and resilient community based on four guiding principles: Livability and Quality of Life Ensuring a high quality of life city-wide, enhancing and connecting communities and building well-designed neighborhoods, encouraging infill and redevelopment, and providing accessible new gathering places within communities throughout the City;
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Sustainable Growth and Resiliency Balancing growth impacts with the needs of the environment to ensure sustainability and resiliency;

Economic Opportunity Supporting a vibrant and diversified economic climate that provides a range of employment opportunities, retains existing businesses and attracts new businesses; and Mobility and Connectivity Connecting residents and visitors with employment, shopping, educational institutions and activity centers through safe and efficient multi-modal regional transportation systems. Throughout the month of February 2020, staff presented and provided an opportunity for comment during five public sessions held throughout the City as well as hosted an online survey on the PRIME North Charleston Comprehensive Plan. Over 125 people attended the public meetings and 65 survey responses were received, with a majority agreeing to the vision and guiding principles of the plan. Attached is a summary of the comments received during the meetings, as well as the results of the most recent survey. All input received during the process can be found in Appendix II of the draft plan. STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval of the attached resolution, thus forwarding the PRIME North Charleston Comprehensive Plan to the Mayor and Council for public hearing and consideration.

Tagged Interests: business, council, strategic, transportation, Conservation, environment, employment, hearing, sustainability, and growth

ATTACHED DATA FOR REVIEW: Public input results Resolution

This material is submitted for: ACTION INFORMATION RESOLUTION 2020-001 A RESOLUTION FOR THE CITY OF NORTH CHARLESTON PLANNING COMMISSION TO RECOMMEND TO CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF THE PRIME NORTH CHARLESTON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN Whereas, City Council adopted a comprehensive plan for the City of North Charleston in 1996, with a ten-year update in adopted in 2008; and Whereas, the City of North Charleston Planning Commission found it necessary and appropriate, in accord with the SC Local Government Comprehensive Planning Enabling Act, to conduct a ten-year update of the City of North Charleston Comprehensive Plan to meet changing conditions and has prepared the PRIME North Charleston Comprehensive Plan; and Whereas, the City of North Charleston will consider adoption of the PRIME North Charleston Comprehensive Plan, hereinafter referred to as the Comprehensive Plan to provide a coordinated and comprehensive plan of long-term goals, objectives, and priorities that will guide future development of North Charleston for the next twenty years; and Whereas, the PRIME North Charleston Comprehensive Plan addresses all of the planning elements required by Chapter 29 of the South Carolina Local Government Comprehensive Planning Enabling Act of 1994 as follows: population, housing, economic development, cultural and natural resources, community facilities, land use, transportation, and priority investment areas. Whereas, a public hearing will be held during a meeting of the Mayor Council. Whereas, the efforts of the City Planning Commission and Planning Staff, with assistance of the Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments, have resulted in an innovative and achievable Comprehensive Plan to guide future growth; and Now, therefore be it resolved by the City of North Charleston Planning Commission that, having met the requirements of Chapter 29 of the South Carolina Local Government Comprehensive Planning Enabling Act of 1994, the PRIME North Charleston Comprehensive Plan draft and all associated appendices released for public review in February 2020 be hereby recommended to the City of North Charleston City Council for adoption.

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Be it further resolved that the PRIME North Charleston Comprehensive Plan shall be

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utilized by City Council, the North Charleston Planning Commission and all City of North Charleston departments, agencies and officials as the official guide in making decisions concerning growth and development within the City of North Charleston.

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CITY OF NORTH CHARLESTON PLANNING COMMISSION

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Miles FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: City of North Charleston Planning Department Megan Clark Deputy Director meclark@northcharleston.org 843.740.2617 BCDCOG Kathryn Basha Planning Director kathrynb@bcdcog.com 843.529.2700 VISION FOR OUR CITY The City of North Charleston envisions its future as a sustainable and resilient community... where the quality of life is enhanced by connected communities and equitable access to gathering places;
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where growth and development have been planned to respect natural systems and connect its people to nature;

where a vibrant and diversified economy provides employment opportunities to all residents;

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where residents and visitors can move around and connect with necessary goods, services and activities using diverse transportation options.

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PROPOSED FUTURE LAND USE MAP

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Livability and Quality of Life: As the City grows, ensure a high quality of life city-wide by enhancing and connecting communities and building well-designed neighborhoods, encouraging infill and redevelopment and providing accessible new gathering places within communities throughout the City

2. Sustainable Growth and Resiliency: Balance growth impacts with the needs of the environment to ensure sustainability and resiliency

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Economic Opportunity: Support a vibrant and diversified economic climate that provides a range of employment opportunities, retains existing businesses and attracts new businesses

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Mobility and Connectivity: Connect residents and visitors with employment, shopping, educational institutions and activity centers through safe and efficient multi-modal regional transportation systems

INTRODUCTION: Over the past 18 months the City has collaborated with residents and stakeholders to identify goals and strategies to support the Prime North Charleston vision. These goals and strategies have been categorized under four guiding principles that describe the Plan s objectives. Prime North Charleston goals seek to accommodate growth and all types of land uses with developments and projects that enhance the quality of life for all residents. Guiding growth to follow the development objectives defined for the five land use areas described below will incrementally contribute to the protection an expansion of green spaces, expanded and more affordable housing options, access to economic opportunity, and greater connectivity and mobility for residents. Suburban Residential The Suburban Residential designation is applied to areas where the City intends to sustain lower-density neighborhoods. The principal use of land within these designated areas is low-density, single-family residential development with large yards and open space. Multi-family development and commercial uses in proximity to designated Mixed-Use Corridor future land use areas are compatible within the SR designated areas as well. Appropriate land uses include: Single-family residential detached housing, manufactured homes, open space, civic and recreation facilities, and mixed-uses depending on the surrounding uses. Traditional Neighborhood The Traditional Neighborhood designation is applied to areas of the City to provide for and/or sustain higher-density neighborhoods with smaller lots and a mix of housing types. Principal use of land in this designation is mixed residential typical of urban neighborhoods, including single-family residential development on smaller lots, attached residential structures such as duplexes and townhomes, and small-scale multi-family development. Where opportunities for infill and redevelopment exist, new communities should strive to include walkable neighborhood units within the development, in addition to appropriately-scaled commercial uses. Employment Center The Employment Center designation is for large-scale office and industrial uses developed for a major employer or cluster of employers with a mix of supporting or ancillary uses, such as restaurants, hotels and limited service retail. Employment Center areas create a commerce-focused environment and generally benefit from proximity to one another, with ease of access to supportive services and residential areas to relieve congestion. Appropriate land uses include office, light industry (manufacturing and assembly), ancillary retail/services for employees, commercial services, accommodations and public/institutional uses. Multi-family uses may also be compatible depending on the surrounding land uses and when sufficiently set back from industrial uses. Within the Employment Center designation, heavier industrial uses are also appropriate where in close proximity to freight and rail corridors, provided there is adequate separation from residential uses. Mixed-Use Corridor The Mixed-Use Corridor designation is to provide for commercial, retail, office and higher-density housing adjacent to principal transportation corridors throughout the City. These areas are intended to promote development of mixed-uses that will enhance access to a wider range of services for nearby neighborhoods. Appropriate uses include office, retail, multi-family and light industry (manufacturing and assembly). Mixed Use The Mixed-Use designation is established to sustain a mixture of commercial and residential land uses located within close proximity to one another. Uses may be combined within a parcel and/or stacked within a structure. New development in the Mixed-Use areas should be designed to be compact, incorporating a system of open space including interconnected trails or sidewalks that provide access to parks, recreation, and open space areas as well as commercial services. Appropriate uses include office, retail, multi-family, and light industry (manufacturing and assembly). PUBLIC INPUT RECEIVED ON DRAFT PLAN FEBRUARY 2020 RESPONSIVENESS:

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65 survey respondents (6 did not attend meetings)

3. Majority respondents live in the City VISION STATEMENT: Majority ( 65 ) agree with the City s vision:

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Few general comments that people were looking for more specifics (zoning or actual

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projects/programs)

2. Items in the Plan possibly needing more clarification: o Plan for infill o Support for elderly, youth engagement and better schools o Train congestion o Locations for small employers/businesses (mixed use areas) o Connectivity to Low-line (covered in NAMP)
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Priorities suggested: New library and Mobility

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4.
Couple anti-high density/MF comments

GUIDING PRINCIPLES: Majority 67 ) agree primary goals are captured:

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Couple comments that plan is not definitive/detailed enough

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Overlooked: Climate Change and Equity discussions

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Items needing more clarification:

o Restoration/reinvestment in older communities o Addressing crime and justice o Building new library o Livability and Quality of Life goals appear to be just for pockets o Addressing food deserts, police and fire service expansion TRANSPORTATION PREFERENCES: 1. Majority of respondents ( 90 ) drive own vehicle, but only 42 prefer to)
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2.
Majority ( 60 ) use primary transportation mode because of the flexibility it affords

them, Most choose preferred mode for flexibility and cost effectiveness

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3.
A number comments were made about the reliability and convenience of transit

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Other comments made about the lack of safety for biking or walking

TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS

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Improved transit system

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Better sidewalks/connectivity

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Improved road conditions/reduced congestion

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4.
Couple comments on drainage and parity in improvements

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5.
Several notes that pre-planning for growth, infrastructure prior to growth

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6.
Suggestion that City lead on with a cooperative TOD ordinance

PUBLIC INPUT RECEIVED ON DRAFT PLAN FEBRUARY 2020 HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

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Comments defining affordability ranged from not three times the rent a lot of people can afford

to COST to Attainable , matching the cost of living and salaries in the area. Constructive comments were:

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More multi-family in lieu of trailers

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Affordable to teachers and public safety employees earning less than 40,000/year

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Single family moderate priced housing for families

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High density, mixed-income development that looks no different from other housing

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Need additional handicapped accessible apartments or elderly housing

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Mixed use, mixed-income, diverse neighborhoods with subsidized housing for lowest

incomes

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Live/work units

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More infill to create additional supply to promote affordable work force housing.

RESOURCE PROTECTION

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Natural resource areas (Watersheds, water quality, floodplains, wetlands, public parks and open

spaces) followed by historic districts were chosen most frequently to be vulnerable and in need

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of protection. Other comments were made imploring conservation of neighborhood playgrounds

and open green spaces. PRIORITY INVESTMENTS Regional transportation improvements were identified as the priority most beneficial to respondents quality of life. OTHER COMMENTS SUBMITTED:
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Protect historically black neighborhoods

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Address traffic congestion, upgrade roads

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Protect natural resources

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There were not enough meetings to solicit deep public input on the Plan. Not enough

input was collected prior to developing the plan

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Affordable housing programs are non-existent in the region. Homeless shelters are also

needed.

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Anti-slumlord legislation is needed. More help in the Neck is needed to address boarded

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up homes and vacant lots

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Singing Pines, Ferndale, Russelldale etc. should not be thrown to the wolves as mixed

use. PUBLIC INPUT RECEIVED ON DRAFT PLAN FEBRUARY 2020 COMMENTS RECEIVED BY STAFF AT DISPLAYS:

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Many attendees mentioned their general concern for the speed of growth in North

Charleston in recent years, but did not have specific questions, concerns, etc. to

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discuss, just seemed to want to express an uneasy about it, and agreement that any

growth should be sustainable.
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Livability needs to address senior housing options and access to services and shopping

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There is support for initiatives to enhancing neighborhood identities.

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Significant interest among residents in and concern for, increasing affordable housing

options and access in the city. Developers are interested in affordable housing

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development but have many questions, don t know how to get started, who to go to, etc.

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Some of the general public is concerned that affordable housing could still price out

current residents.
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Affordable housing options should be made over the range of housing mix

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6.
Residents are concerned about gentrification of neighborhoods throughout North

Charleston

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City staff is commended for its prompt and helpful responses to inquiries and questions

regarding code enforcement and zoning 8. Increased connectivity for pedestrians and bikers. There were questions and concerns about pedestrian safety in certain corridors, specifically Rivers Ave and concern that neighborhoods are going to need to safely connect to the BRT corridor

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There were also inquiries about potential opportunities to redevelop defunct or

abandoned railroads

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Proposal to refer/christen area near the old Naval Base and along Cooper River as the

Silicon Harbor due to the presence of several software/information technology companies and how smart transportation strategies can be implemented for their employees 11. Appreciation for the LCRT project but concern for Transit-Oriented Development and its long-term impacts such as gentrification of neighborhoods

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Want to see redevelopment projects bring increased retail, commercial uses in the Neck

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area. Expressed interest in Shipwatch Square area redevelopment to provide

shopping/office options. Concurrently there was concern for human safety at brownfield redevelopment sites, particularly if sites will be redeveloped into low-income residential areas
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Resident engaged in real estate development and property management is an advocate

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of zoning update for the city, specifically:

o Redefine townhouses, now considered multi-family o Reconsider required lot sizes to help increase density PUBLIC INPUT RECEIVED ON DRAFT PLAN FEBRUARY 2020 14. Inquiry about form-based code, what it would mean for city, how it would work, and administering it, etc., and asked if other nearby communities have adopted one that could be reviewed as an example

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PRIME North Charleston - Public Input Survey (February 2020)

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Q1 Which Open House location did you attend? Answered: 65 Skipped: 5

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Wescott Park (Wednesday,...

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ANSWER CHOICES RESPONSES North Charleston Transit Center (Tuesday, Feb. 18th)

Wescott Park (Wednesday, Feb. 19th)

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Miner Crosby Community Center (Monday, Feb. 24th)

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Gussie Green Community Center (Tuesday, Feb. 25th)

North Charleston Athletic Center (Wednesday, Feb. 26th) I did not attend one of the Open Houses

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apply. Answered: 67 Skipped: 3

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KEY IDEAS TO ADD OR DELETE FROM THE VISION STATEMENT: DATE

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I would like to have a better understanding of the action plan items 2/28/2020 4:58 PM

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I don't think upper N Chs, midland park area is being treated fairly. I see a beautiful, quaint wall being built for the neck area.

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need a direct plan to infill existing , old communities with affordable homes for current residents 2/28/2020 4:50 PM

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not specific enough 2/28/2020 4:47 PM

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will need to review Plan, have not had a chance to see the details 2/28/2020 4:41 PM

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ambivalent 2/28/2020 4:37 PM

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programs for elderly, youth engagement, better schools and curriculum 2/28/2020 4:35 PM

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ordinance that prevents removing high density for low density 2/28/2020 4:32 PM

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we have to start somewhere... 2/28/2020 4:21 PM

10 Building of the new Chs Co. Public Library should be prioritized; city officials should be able to identify specific dates and times for this project 2/28/2020 4:17 PM

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we need better forms of transportation to help with all the road congestion 2/28/2020 4:02 PM

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Tagged Interests: streets, transportation, and traffic

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promote short-term rentals to bring more tourists to NChs without presence of big hotels 2/28/2020 4:01 PM

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Tagged Interests: hotel, rental, and short-term rental

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need to know more about specific ideas or goals for design and implementation 2/28/2020 3:57 PM

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suggestions look good but too little info provided to make a good guess as to the outcomes 2/28/2020 3:54 PM

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The plan is so broad and generalized as to be opaque in terms of actual opinions 2/28/2020 3:51 PM

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I would be concerned with collaborations of highways between city and state 2/28/2020 3:44 PM

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Somewhat agree. employment centers appear to support larger employers. what about small to medium employers?

2/28/2020 3:41 PM

Tagged Interests: employment

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While I love the idea that the city is coming up with a strategic plan, I would really love for there to be more focus on revitalizing district 5, the Dorchester Corridor between I26 and 526 offers a lot of opportunity for more restaurants and retail shopping. It seems as if a lot of the zoning in that area is very industrialized. With the Faber office park and large communities it would be nice to see an area outside of Park Circle to grow and become more connected/walkable. Another idea would be to some how tie in the new LowLine being developed in Charleston up to our area and peninsula.

2/27/2020 7:03 AM
Tagged Interests: strategic, restaurants, zoning, parks, and corridor

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need electric scooters 2/24/2020 3:26 PM

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Tagged Interests: electric

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would be great to see focus on economic opportunities for young adults. maybe there are, but just unknown. perhaps added marketing of existing programs is needed?

2/24/2020 3:24 PM

Tagged Interests: market and program

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need more inclusion of older neighborhoods 2/24/2020 3:22 PM

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Tagged Interests: neighborhood

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STOP MULTI FAMILY 2/24/2020 3:19 PM

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would just like to see it come to fruition 2/24/2020 3:15 PM

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I agree in principle, however ... 2/24/2020 3:13 PM

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I don't believe English people have been surveyed on this to make a decision 2/24/2020 3:01 PM

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rail overpasses at rivers/montague/spruill 2/24/2020 2:58 PM

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Tagged Interests: transportation and watershed

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In general, yes. want to see aesthetic protection of the look of neighborhoods when infill is built or lots are subdivided. More attention on multi-modal transit and less train congestion. We need overpasses

2/24/2020 2:56 PM

Tagged Interests: traffic and neighborhood

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Mobility needs to be 1 2/24/2020 2:46 PM

29 Dispense with good-old-boys network and re-election of same old officials 2/24/2020 2:39 PM

Tagged Interests: voting and election

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see 10 2/24/2020 2:31 PM

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PRIME North Charleston - Public Input Survey (February 2020)

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Somewhat - concerned with the term suites and duplexes on Trad. Neighborhoods - values??? 2/24/2020 2:25 PM

Tagged Interests: neighborhood

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We need more mixed use. 2/19/2020 11:32 AM

PRIME North Charleston - Public Input Survey (February 2020)

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Q4 In your opinion, do the Guiding Principles: 1.) Livability and Quality of Life, 2.) Sustainable Growth and Resiliency, 3.) Economic Opportunity,

and 4.) Mobility and Connectivity, capture the primary goals for the City? Answered: 49 Skipped: 21 TOTAL 49 Yes No Unsure

Tagged Interests: growth

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IF NOT, WHAT HAS BEEN OVERLOOKED? DATE

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It is important to work to restore older communities, to encourage reinvestment by partnering w/ property owners in historic areas.

2/28/2020 4:58 PM
Tagged Interests: historic and property

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need to look at ways to rehab some of the older communities 2/28/2020 4:50 PM

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schools, low income, railroads, connectivity corridors 2/28/2020 4:35 PM

Tagged Interests: education and corridor

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EQUITY - how do all residents get an opportunity at success and quality of life? 2/28/2020 4:32 PM

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I will await the details 2/28/2020 4:26 PM

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look at crime and justice 2/28/2020 4:21 PM

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Tagged Interests: crime

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They do, however, I am extremely interested in what the plans are for the Cooper River Memorial Library and when it will finally be built?

2/28/2020 4:19 PM

Tagged Interests: watershed and library

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the library was not specifically mentioned in the new Plan 2/28/2020 4:17 PM

Tagged Interests: library

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will the city be able to push this forward in the event of another recession? 2/28/2020 4:01 PM

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Tagged Interests: events

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need more info on how we wish to accomplish them 2/28/2020 3:57 PM

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lacking definitive plans to accomplish the end result .... 2/28/2020 3:54 PM

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Break down into more specific categories: environmental consciousness; intentional co- mingling of economic populations; accessibility for elderly, disabled, children; etc.

2/28/2020 3:51 PM

Tagged Interests: disability and environment

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District 5- Dorchester corridor 2/27/2020 7:03 AM

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Tagged Interests: corridor

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toll lanes? traffic circles? 2/24/2020 3:27 PM

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Tagged Interests: traffic

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with only 33 of residents having a college education, more skilled labor force would be helpful 2/24/2020 3:24 PM

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Tagged Interests: university and education

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Address food deserts; police and fire service expansion 2/24/2020 3:22 PM

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Tagged Interests: expansion and public safety

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infrastructure prior to development 2/24/2020 3:15 PM

Tagged Interests: development and Development

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Traffic impact studies are not neutral. Current process not accurate. No development ever has an impact.

2/24/2020 3:13 PM

Tagged Interests: development, Development, and traffic

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Perhaps a goal not overlooked but one that should be re-evaluated would be the livability and quality of life for the entire population, not just for pockets

2/24/2020 3:10 PM

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See above 2/24/2020 2:46 PM

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People to be relocated - how will it affect livability for them? Seniors and low income impact 2/24/2020 2:41 PM

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Tagged Interests: seniors

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I somewhat agree. City has big issues but needs to focus on old neighborhoods, on keeping them intact. I like the business area plans.

2/24/2020 2:25 PM

Tagged Interests: business and neighborhood

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Include plans for climate change 2/24/2020 1:28 PM

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Tagged Interests: environment

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Might be worth adding something like community integration, or partnership, to try to get past the areas of segregation (wealth, race, etc.)

2/24/2020 1:24 PM

Tagged Interests: civil rights

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You ve omitted climate change throughout the plan. It s real, and it will affect the City and its citizens.

2/24/2020 6:15 AM

Tagged Interests: environment

PRIME North Charleston - Public Input Survey (February 2020)

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Q5 Please help us better understand your current and preferred mode(s) of transportation and the reason(s) behind those choices.

Answered: 66 Skipped: 4 Transportation Modes Personal vehicle (I drive myself) Other vehicle (I ride with someone else) Rideshare (Uber, Lyft, etc.) CARTA bus Train Bicycle Walk My primary mode of... My secondary mode of... My preferred mode of...
Tagged Interests: Public Transit, transportation, ride sharing and hailing, and bicycle

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Because... it allows me flexibility in my schedule it is the most cost effective option it is flexible enough and cost effective it is the most environmentally conscious option other options are too expensive other options don't feel or seem safe enough My primary mode of... My secondary mode of... My preferred mode of...

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Transportation Modes 89.23 58 65
Tagged Interests: transportation

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PERSONAL VEHICLE (I DRIVE MYSELF)

OTHER VEHICLE (I RIDE WITH SOMEONE ELSE)

RIDESHARE (UBER, LYFT, ETC.)

CARTA BUS TRAIN BICYCLE WALK TOTAL My primary mode of transportation is My secondary mode of transportation is My preferred mode of transportation would be IT ALLOWS ME FLEXIBILITY IN MY SCHEDULE

Tagged Interests: Public Transit, transportation, ride sharing and hailing, and bicycle

IT IS THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE OPTION

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