Focus 2020 Comprehensive Plan

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What is a Comprehensive Plan?

The Comprehensive Plan is an important policy guide that sets the long-term vision for the City.  It includes an evaluation of trends and existing conditions, defines community strengths and challenges, and provides recommendations to address those challenges.

All local governments in South Carolina are required to develop a Comprehensive Plan, review it every 5 years, and update it every 10.

Focus 2020 Comprehensive PlanThe City’s Comprehensive Plan is Focus 2020.  Focus 2020 contains the following 10 elements: 

  • Population
  • Community Facilities
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Natural Resources
  • Cultural Resources
  • Public Health
  • Economic Development
  • Land Use
  • Priority Investment 


Core Values 

The City's highest priority goals are captured in 4 Core Values.  The Core Values serve as a guiding philosophy for making development, planning, and budget decisions moving forward.

Grow Inside First

Provide Better Connections

Reinforce Strong Neighborhoods

Ensure Functionality with Inspiring Design

 Grow Inside First  Provide Better Connections  Reinforce Strong
 Ensure Functionality
with Inspiring Design



 Core Challenges and Recommendations  

Core Challenges & Recommendations

The core challenges are the biggest roadblocks that the City faces in supporting its core values and achieving its desired future vision.  The City identified recommendations to help address each core challenge and ultimately reinforce the core values.

 Future Land Use Map  

Future Land Use

The Future Land Use Map (FLUM) is an important tool that helps guide future development and land use decisions within the City and Planning Area.  The City’s FLUM is comprised of 10 character areas. 

 Existing Conditions Documents  

Existing Conditions Documents

In order to make the plan easier to digest and understand, key facts and figures were summarized in the Focus 2020 document.  The details and data are now found in Existing Conditions documents organized by plan element.  Anyone with a very specialized interest or curiosity for details is invited to read these documents.


To print a PDF of the plan, click here.

For questions or comments on the Focus 2020 Comprehensive Plan, please contact Planning & Development at 803.326.3890 or by email at