Planning Commission

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Term of Office:
Typically 3 years, but up to the discretion of City Council; terms are staggered. Members may serve any number of consecutive terms. A member shall continue to serve until the member is reappointed or replaced.

The Planning Commission reviews all applications for development and municipal planning and provides recommendations to City Council. This Commission was created May 1, 1957.

Seven members appointed by City Council, each of whom must be a resident of the City and a qualified voter. Members of City Council, anyone who holds an elected public office in the City or County, and City employees are disqualified from serving on this Commission. Members cannot serve on either the Rock Hill Board of Historic Review or Zoning Board of Appeals.

  • Develop and carry out a continuing planning program for the City’s physical, social, and economic growth, as well as development and re-development predominantly through the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Prepare and recommend measures for carrying out the planning program including: zoning ordinance, land development regulations, official city map, landscaping ordinance and capital improvements programs.
  • Grant approvals for new subdivisions and commercial developments in accordance with City regulations.
  • Have a general understanding of planning and zoning concepts as well as commission bylaws and mission.
  • Understand the attendance requirements.
  • Periodically participate in focus groups or on task forces.
  • Must attend state-mandated six-hour orientation training within one year of appointment and attend at least three hours of continuing education each year.
Meeting Schedule:
The Board meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. There are usually three to six cases on each agenda and meetings last from one to two hours. Members are encouraged to visit agenda item sites prior to meetings. See the calendar for current listing of meeting dates. Meetings may also be viewed on the City Channel.

Staff Liaison:

Eric Hawkins, Planning & Development Services, 803-329-8763

Member Position
Duane Christopher  Vice Chair
Keith Martens  
Gladys Robinson  
Justin Smith
Randy Graham Chair
Shelly Goodner  
Nathan Mallard

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