Planning Commission (PC)


  • 5:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Wednesday of every month
  • 2 George Street
    First Floor, Public Meeting Room 1403
    Charleston, SC 29401
  • AGENDA PACKETS with application information
  • YOUTUBE - Meetings are live streamed and video recordings are posted to YouTube YouTube Opens in new window 


  • Speak in person at the meeting without signing up in advance. 
  • Written comments must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. the business day before the meeting and must be submitted at Written comments will be provided to the board members 24 hours in advance of the meeting and will be acknowledged into the record and summarized. You are encouraged to attend the meeting in person to speak if you would prefer your comments to be fully heard.  You may also mail/deliver written comments to the Planning Department, 2 George Street, Suite 3100, Charleston, SC 29401. 
  • Questions? Please call the Planning Department at 843-724-3781.

SUBMITTALS: Applications and submittals for Planning Commission agendas are accepted digitally. Applications and plans in PDF format should be submitted directly to the board administrator, Christopher Morgan, via email. Please note, 50MB is the maximum file size that can be received via email; contact staff directly to discuss larger files.


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. Agendas are also sent to all neighborhood residents and other interested parties who pay a yearly fee for such mailings.
View all agendas and minutes



The City of Charleston Planning Commission is a group of citizens of Charleston appointed by the mayor and City Council to serve as a citizen advisory group for the council on planning related issues. The Planning Commission is comprised of nine individuals representing a broad cross-section of the city. The commission reviews plans, planning related ordinances such as:

  • Concept Plans
  • Rezonings
  • Street Names
  • Subdivision Requests
  • Zoning Ordinances

 The commission’s recommendations are then passed on to City Council, who have final say so, with the exception of subdivision approvals, which are the sole responsibility of the Planning Commission.

Comprehensive Plan

 The most important document the Planning Commission and city staff use in reviewing items that come before the commission is the city’s Comprehensive Plan, the Charleston City Plan, which plots the city’s development and redevelopment for the next 10 years. This plan was reviewed and approved by both the Planning Commission and City Council to be the city’s guide for growth and development.

Other Responsibilities

The Department of Planning and Neighborhoods serves as staff advisers to the Planning Commission. As the city department responsible for all planning documents and reports in the city, Planning and Neighborhoods prepares various area plans and studies for presentation to the Planning Commission.

Planning and Neighborhoods also coordinates Planning Commission agenda items and reviews of agenda items by relevant city staff from departments such as Planning, Preservation, and Sustainability, Public Service, Traffic and Transportation, and Parks.

For more information on the Planning Commission, its agendas, or submittal requirements, please contact Christopher Morgan, Division Director, at 843-724-3774.

To view the list of current Planning Commissioners, click here.

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