What is Planning?

Planning, also called urban planning or city and regional planning, is a dynamic profession that works to improve the welfare of people and their communities by creating more convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient and attractive places for present and future generations.

Planning enables civic leaders, businesses, and citizens to play a meaningful role in creating communities that enrich people’s lives. Good planning helps create communities that offer better choices for where and how people live. Planning helps communities to envision their future. It helps them find the right balance of new development and essential services, environmental protection, and innovative change.

Planners work with elected and appointed officials, such as mayors and planning commissioners, to lead the planning process with the goal of creating communities of lasting value. Planners help civic leaders, businesses, and citizens envision new possibilities and solutions to community problems.

Our team of professional planners at Catawba Regional is available to assist your community as needed.   Services available include:

  • Land Use Planning
  • Zoning Regulations
  • Subdivision Ordinances
  • Capital Improvement Plans
  • Historic Preservation Planning
  • Other Specialized Planning Projects

For additional information on Planning Services, please feel free to contact Kara Drane or Steve Allen at 803-327-9041 for more information.

Click here to view Planning Documents.

Information provided by: American Planning Association