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Planning Commission

Click here to view the Land Use and Natural Resources staff presentation from June 28, 2021.

Proposed Rezoning Initiative will be heard by Town Council on June 15th at 6:00 p.m.

The attached memorandum is the Planning Commission's recommendation from their June 9, 2021 Meeting.

Town Council has initiated the rezoning of nine governmentally owned and operated properties to better identify public facilities island-wide and to achieve consistency with the SI Comprehensive Plan 2018-2028!  

**No land use changes are proposed with this initiative, however, this rezoning will…

  • Provide clear a clearly defined zoning classification for government owned and operated property
  • Allow residential buffering against adjacent existing governmental uses
  • Provide a description of existing government uses

Supporting Documentation

The Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is an advisory committee to Council that reviews zoning related ordinances, subdivision and re-zoning requests, holds public hearings, engages in long-range Town planning and other requirements as outlined by the State of South Carolina Legislature and delegated by Town Council.  Meetings are scheduled for the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 P.M. in the Town Hall Council Chambers. The Planning Commission is comprised of seven members appointed by Town Council on a three-year rotating basis. 

Boards and Commissions Positions Available

The Town of Sullivan’s Island seeks residents interested in serving on the Town’s Boards and Commissions for seats expiring September 2021. Planning Commission: One (1) seat for 2-year term ending September 2023 (for an unexpired term)- The application can be found here. (PDF)

Appointed Commissioners will receive training provided by the Town. Interested residents should submit application packet by 5pm on Friday, August 13, 2021. Please contact Pamela Otto at or (843)883-5744, at Town Hall (2056 Middle St./PO Box 427) with applications or questions. 

Current Members 

  • Charlie Cole
  • Gallia Coles
  • Edward Condon
  • Carl Hubbard     
  • David Peterseim 
  • Manda Poletti
  • Laura Schroeder

Current Agenda Items

In an abundance of caution, and following the advice of the Centers for Disease Control, this Planning Commission will be held remotely. The public may join the virtual meeting. Once you have completed signing up, click join the audio conference from your device. A password is not required.

Please feel free to attend this public meeting or submit email correspondence to Town staff at .

Public Facilities Zoning District: Consideration of amending the Zoning Ordinance by establishing a Public Facilities Zoning District, Chapter 21, Article 6, with the intent of accommodating properties owned and used for governmental purposes. The rezoning of nine (9) properties are included with this text amendment.

Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date Agenda
January 13, 2021 January Planning Commission Cancelled
February 10, 2021 February Planning Commission Agenda (PDF)
March 10, 2021 March Planning Commission Agenda (PDF)
April 14, 2021 April Planning Commission Agenda (PDF)
May 12, 2021 May Planning Commission Cancelled
June 9, 2021 June Planning Commission Agenda (PDF)
July 14, 2021 July Planning Commission Cancelled
August 11, 2021 August Planning Commission Agenda
September 8, 2021 September Planning Commission Agenda
October 13, 2021 October Planning Commission Agenda
November 10, 2021 November Planning Commission Agenda
December 8, 2021 December Planning Commission Agenda


Minutes of the Planning Commission meetings are not available until approved by a formal vote of the Commission. Therefore, meeting minutes are normally posted after approval the following month. The current years minutes can be found below. Prior meeting minutes can be found on the Planning Commission Minutes Archives page.

2021 Approved Minutes