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Imagine 2040 Public Hearing & Public Comment Period Announcement

On October 19, 2018 in County News

Conway, South Carolina – Over the course of the last 10-months, Horry County staff and an ad-hoc steering committee of the Horry County Planning Commission have been working to assess existing and projected housing and population growth and community needs in unincorporated Horry County. This effort has been to inform the development of the County’s Comprehensive Plan, known as IMAGINE 2040.


By state law, municipal and county governments that have adopted zoning and land development standards are required to adopt new comprehensive plans every ten years to ensure that development and policy occur in a way that is consistent with the desires of the community. Over the last decade, Envision 2025 has served as the guiding document for growth in unincorporated Horry County.


The public review and adoption process for IMAGINE 2040 has commenced. Horry County staff will present the IMAGINE 2040 Comprehensive Plan to Planning Commission at a special workshop on Thursday, October 25th at 4:30 PM, immediately following the regularly scheduled Horry County Planning Commission Workshop. This meeting will preface the formal 30-day public comment period that will be open between October 25th and November 29th. The public is encouraged to attend and provide comment on the plan at the Planning Commission Public Hearing on Thursday, December 6th at 5:30 PM. Both meetings will be held in Multi-purpose Room B of the Horry County Government and Justice Center in Conway. After review and approval by the Planning Commission, the Plan will also be reviewed and considered for adoption by Horry County Council.   


The IMAGINE 2040 Comprehensive Plan can be reviewed at the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department at 1301 2nd Avenue, Suite 1D09, Conway, SC 29526. It is also available for review online at Public comments may be mailed to the same address as stated above or by emailing