Comprehensive Plan Update:

Dorchester County Planning Commission and Department of Planning and Zoning are in the process of updating the Comprehensive Plan. The County has chosen AECOM to prepare the plan.  This web page will include updates and important dates. For more information and updates, please visit our Facebook page.

Public Workshops Results

After holding three public workshops throughout the County in late July, the results have been posted here. Roughly 50 participants attended the workshops to share their vision for Dorchester County and their comments have been compiled and taken into consideration for the comprehensive plan.

Public Opinion Survey Results:

The Public Opinion Survey deadline ended in September with 67 participants. The results are posted here. The results were presented at the November 13th Planning Commission meeting. The presentation shown at that meeting can be viewed here.

Draft Chapters:

The following Chapters have been presented to the Planning Commission and are available for comments: Community Profile, Land Use, Environment, Water Resources, Housing, Transportation, Community Facilities. Any comments can be provided to Keith Adkins, Director of Department of Planning and Zoning,

At the December 4, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting the Economic Development Chapter will be presented.

Comprehensive Plan Timeline

View current comprehensive plan:

Dorchester County Comprehensive Plan 

View current design manual:

Dorchester County Design Manual