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Town of Bluffton : Comprehensive Plan : May 1999 / prepared by the Lowcountry Council of Governments.

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Beaufort - Beaufort District Collection SC 307.76575 TOW 1999 (Text) 0530001971379 Beaufort District Collection - Reference Available -

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  • Physical Description: iv, 72 leaves : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm (in binder 30 cm)
  • Publisher: [Yemassee, S.C.] : Lowcountry Council of Governments, 1999.

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Formatted Contents Note:
I. TOWN OF BLUFFTON. Brief history; Population; Households; Income & poverty status; Educational attainment; Population trends -- II. NATURAL RESOURCES. Climate; Soils; Surface waters (stormwater management, water quality, floodways & floodplains, Scenic River designation, river basin studies); Wetlands; Groundwater; Flora & fauna (habitat & conservation easements, trees, chemical use); Goals & implementation strategies for natural resources -- III. HISTORIC RESOURCES. The historical built environment; Historic preservation issues; Potential historic preservation strategies (fine-tune the status quo, develop financial incentives for preservation, establish an historic preservation overlay district, goals & implementation strategies) -- IV. HOUSING. Housing stock, 1990; Housing conditions; Housing supply and affordability; Goals & implementation strategies for housing -- V. ECONOMY. Labor force & employment; Commuting patterns; Local economy; Commercial activity; Economic development (retention, communication, education, attraction); Goals & implementation strategies -- VI. LAND USE. Current zoning; Current land use; Land use issues (nonconforming uses, review & revision of the "Bluffton Zoning Ordinance"); Annexation; Future land use ("Old" Bluffton, Annexation, Connecting "Old" Bluffton to annexed lands; Regional land use issues; Goals & implementation strategies -- VII. COMMUNITY FACILITIES. Transportation systems (roads, sidewalks, parking, public transportation); Public services (potable water, wastewater treatment, stormwater management); Public safety and health (law enforcement, fire protection & emergency management services, health facilities); Solid waste; Recreation facilities; Water access; Governmental facilities; Government functions; Planning for community facilities; Education & schools; Goals & implementation strategies -- VIII. IMPLEMENTING THE PLAN.
Summary, etc.:
The Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Bluffton presents a conceptual design for the future of the town. It is a planning document that describes the town's past and present. It also introduces goals for the future of Bluffton as identified by the town's residents and strategies for achieving these goals. It is designed to be a "living document" with annual evaluations and reassessments of its goals & objectives, with major reviews & evaluations conducted every five years at a minimum. Every 10 years a new, revised Plan must be developed and adopted. This document brings the Town of Bluffton into compliance with the "South Carolina Local Government Comprehensive Planning Enabling Act of 1994".
Subject: Land use > South Carolina > Bluffton > 1990-1999.
City planning > South Carolina > Bluffton > 1990-1999.

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