The Sumter City-County Planning Commission released its 2040 Comprehensive Plan draft for review.
Previously known as the 2030 Comprehensive Plan, the plan was updated to the 2040 Comprehensive Plan in early June.
The 2040 Comprehensive Plan …
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The 2040 Comprehensive Plan is a blueprint for the land use throughout the county, including what types of developments and amenities should be built and where.
The master plan for downtown Sumter complements the 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
Some goals of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan include: "To protect Shaw Air Force Base and Poinsett Range; to transform the built, visual image of Sumter through better site design; to develop neighborhoods with character, good design and community amenities; to focus on Downtown Sumter as the centerpiece for urban living; to prioritize the rejuvenation of existing neighborhoods and commercial corridors; to preserve and enhance the community's green infrastructure, natural, cultural and historic resources "
The Planning Commission will review the draft at its regular August meeting, with Sumter city and county councils expected to take the item up in October.
Adoption is planned for December.
The draft is available for all to review at sumter2040.com.
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