The City of Florence Comprehensive Plan is a policy document that plans for and guides future development and redevelopment.
In a process that started June 2009 and culminated with City Council adoption in February 2011, the Comprehensive Plan establishes the City’s vision for growth, while outlining a plan with realistic goals and strategies. It grows out of extensive citizen input on topics like housing and neighborhood revitalization, community character and appearance, urban growth, economic development, transportation modes and downtown renewal. Numerous focus group sessions, community workshops, and citizen group meetings took place to define what Florence citizens value and need in order to enhance their quality of life. While South Carolina State Law mandates that a comprehensive plan be updated every ten years, the Florence community embraced this process allowing them to be proactive and take control of their destiny.
Following is the Comprehensive Plan as adopted by Council on February 14, 2011:
Individual Chapter Downloads:
- Acknowledgments (Adopted 02.14.11) [101KB PDF]
- Chapter 1, Plan Introduction (Adopted 02.14.11) [4.8MB PDF]
- Chapter 2, Community Character and Growth (Adopted 02.14) [3.9MB PDF]
- Chapter 2, Downtown Executive Summary (Adopted 02.14) [597KB PDF]
- Chapter 3, Community Mobility (Adopted 02.14) [6.4MB PDF]
- Chapter 4, Economic Development (Adopted 02.14) [4MB PDF]
- Chapter 5, Housing and Neighborhoods (Adopted 02.14) [3.3MB PDF]
- Chapter 6, Implementation (Adopted 02.14) [245KB PDF]
- Florence Cover (Adopted 02.14.11) [3MB PDF]
- Map 2.1, Natural Areas [2MB PDF]
- Map 2.2, Park Service Areas [1.8MB PDF]
- Map 2.3, Existing Land Use [2.3MB PDF]
- Map 2.4, Future Land Use (Updated) [5.6MB PDF]
- Map 3.1, Functional Classifications [1.3MB PDF]
- Map 3.2, Thoroughfare Plan [1.5MB PDF]
- Map 5.1, Suggested Neighborhood Boundaries [1.9MB PDF]
- Table of Contents (Adopted 02.14.11) [139KB PDF]
If you have any questions about the Comprehensive Plan, please call the Urban Planning and Development Department at (843) 665-2047.