On Thu. June 22 2017, the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) held its fourth meeting at Unity Presbyterian Church in Fort Mill.
At the beginning of the meeting, Mayor Guynn Savage spoke about a request currently pending before the RFATS Policy Committee to resurrect study of a third river crossing between Rock Hill and Fort Mill. While Mayor Savage acknowledged that there was an issue on the Rock Hill side of the river at the Celanese Road interchange (exit 82), she illustrated the adverse impact that such a project would have on traffic volumes in the Fort Mill-Tega Cay area.
Following the bridge discussion, Assistant Planner Diane Dil gave a brief overview of the outreach efforts that had taken place during the month of June. Assistant Planner Dil stated that town staff and the COG had met with a total of 8 stakeholder groups. A public drop-in meeting was held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tues. June 13th at Fort Mill Middle School. Approximately 40 people attended the meeting. In addition, the community survey had received close to 1,700 responses as of the meeting date.
Following Assistant Planner Dil's overview, the CPAC broke out into its three subcommittee groups: Land Use, Transportation & Housing; Cultural Resources, Natural Resources & Public Health; and Economic Development & Community Facilities. Each subcommittee reviewed preliminary feedback from the community survey, and began discussion of overarching goals for the 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
The next meeting of the CPAC is scheduled for Thu. July 27, 2017, at 6:30 PM. The meeting will take place at Unity Presbyterian Church (303 Tom Hall Street).
On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, the Town of Fort Mill hosted a community drop-in meeting at Fort Mill Middle School on Springfield Parkway. During the meeting, residents were given an opportunity to ask questions about the comprehensive plan update and to provide comments on a variety of issues, including: transportation, land use, housing, cultural and natural resources, parks and community facilities.
Mayor Guynn Savage, Councilwoman Trudie Heemsoth, Councilman Chris Moody, Councilman Jamie Shirey, and several members of the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee were on hand to listen to comments from Fort Mill residents and business owners. Attendees were also able to learn more about the comprehensive plan update, and ask questions of town staff and the project consultant, the Catawba Regional Council of Governments.
Approximately 40 attendees participated in the first community meeting. A second community meeting will be held in the fall of 2017 to receive public comments on the draft comprehensive plan.
In May, we asked visitors to the Imagine Fort Mill website: What do you think is the biggest challenge currently facing Fort Mill?
We received a total of 147 responses over the course of the month. Of these, more than half listed Traffic & Transportation (51.7%) as the biggest concern, while nearly one quarter cited the Rapid Pace of Development (23.8%).
A total of 6.8% selected Other, with a variety of write-in responses, including:
A new flash poll will be posted on the Imagine Fort Mill homepage each month during the town's comprehensive plan update process. To participate, please visit www.imaginefortmill.com.
The Town of Fort Mill is currently conducting a community survey to solicit feedback from area residents and business owners as part of the comprehensive plan update. The survey may be completed online using the link below. The survey may also be completed in-person at Fort Mill Town Hall during regular business hours. Survey responses will be collected until June 30, 2017.
Option #1 - Online Survey
Click Here to take the Online Survey
Option #2 - Complete the Survey in Person
The community survey may also be completed in person at the following address:
Fort Mill Town Hall
200 Tom Hall Street
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
If you have a question about the community survey, or need assistance obtaining or completing a survey form, please contact Diane Dil by phone at (803) 547-2034 ext. 1162 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.