Imagine Fort Mill: Comprehensive Plan Update
On behalf of my colleagues on Fort Mill Town Council, I would like to welcome you to the official website of the Town of Fort Mill's comprehensive plan update: Imagine Fort Mill.
It is no secret that the Town of Fort Mill is one of the fastest growing municipalities in the State of South Carolina. Since our comprehensive plan was last updated in 2008, the footprint of the town limits has more than doubled to nearly 20 square miles. By 2020, our population is projected to surpass 20,000 residents. With the recent opening of the Lash Group and LPL Financial corporate offices in Kingsley, we have also experienced major changes in our local economy. At full build-out, these two projects alone will bring an estimated 5,000 new jobs to the Fort Mill area.
This growth is expected to continue into the future. Over the next 20 years, the town is projected to add more than 20,000 new residents. Where will they live? Where will they work? How will they travel? And how will we ensure that the town has adequate resources - infrastructure, facilities and staff - to meet the needs of a growing community, while containing costs and promoting a business friendly environment?
A comprehensive plan is not just a document, but a shared vision for our community's future. The plan will provide a blueprint for the town as we seek ways to address our most pressing challenges, including: diversifying land uses, ensuring access to affordable housing, expanding transportation choices, investing in public infrastructure, maintaining our excellent school system, preserving our cultural and natural resources, protecting public health and safety, promoting economic development, and enhancing the quality of life for our residents.
Our new comprehensive plan will be a reflection of our community's shared values, and therefore, will depend on broad-based public participation. This website has been established as a resource for residents and business owners to learn more about our public engagement opportunities, and to follow the progress of our comprehensive plan update.
Fort Mill is poised to capitalize on its endless opportunities, and I believe our best days are still ahead. As we embark on this community planning process, I invite you to join us as we imagine our future, and Imagine Fort Mill!
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Staff is currently working to prepare the draft Comprehensive Plan document. Please check back for information on future meetings.