"The Alliance has been very involved in this," he said.
Russell Young, a member of the Strong Neighborhoods Task Force who was also on one of the technical committees for Imagine Charleston, said he felt the plan was well thought out.
"I think every possible effort was made to bring public involvement into it," he said. "It was just a really worthwhile process."
Charleston's last comprehensive plan, known as "Bridges to Tomorrow," was created in 1996. Vriendt said the plan was "significantly outdated."
"It's an exciting day for the city, I think," he said.
Imagine Charleston touches on numerous aspects of life in Charleston. Some of the more tangible features of the plan include making the city more bicycle and pedestrian friendly, improving and expanding green space, improvements to existing and future housing stock and the creation of special land use districts downtown and across the city.
The plan can be viewed in its entirety at www.imaginecharleston.com. The Downtown Plan, while still a chapter of the comprehensive plan, is published online as a separate document.
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