Planning & Community Development


The Office of Planning and Community Development is responsible for administering the policies, programs and regulations that manage the development of the Bluffton community and ensures the sound management of Bluffton's growth and protection of its quality of life and economic vitality through comprehensive and long-range planning.

Goals & Objectives

  • Create a vibrant Bluffton that attracts jobs, fosters economic development, promotes environmentally sustainable best practices and is an attractive place for people to live, work, and play
  • Ensure cost effective strategies are employed to install and maintain infrastructure, protect natural resources and the environment
  • Ensure Town services are delivered in the most cost effective, efficient and courteous manner
  • Improve community awareness and governmental transparency through the use of advancing technology
  • Promote the development of affordable housing, access to community service and assistance programs, and greater economic opportunities

Division Responsibilities

  • Administration and implementation of the Town's Comprehensive Plan
  • Establishment of development and redevelopment strategies
  • Management of the Neighborhood Assistance Program
  • Responsible for the management and coordination of planning and permitting processes
  • Unified Development Ordinance administration