Downtown Revitalization — Thank you to the Participants

Participate in the Charrette

The charrette process provides the most meaningful and authentic way for people to get involved in planning for growth and change in their community.  Without a clear, community-supported vision for the area, the conventional approach to the public approval of project usually results in a parcel-by-parcel decision making process, where changes and exceptions to existing land use and zoning regulations occur on a piecemeal basis.

The charrette process will provide a framework for creating a shared vision for our Town Center District.  The process will result in a new conceptual master plan.

Phase 1 scheduled to be complete by December, 2018.


Thursday, June 1st 2017 – 5:00pm – 8:00pm


City Hall Gymnasium
1255 Yeamans Hall Road

Mosquito Control Tips / Schedule

Summer is coming and so too are an overabundance of mosquitoes.  The city will take measures to help control the mosquito population but we will need the help of all citizens to provide effective treatment.
Each resident can make a huge difference simply by taking measures to control mosquitoes in your own yard.

We encourage everyone to practice these simple steps

  1. Identify standing water sources around your property, such as flower pots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, discarded tires and birdbaths and empty them. Mosquitoes can breed in a container as small as a bottle cap.
  2. Keep your grass and bushes trimmed. Mosquitos like to rest in tall grass and shrubbery.  Also, rack up all leaves, one overturned leaf can hold enough water to breed mosquitos.
  3. Check your rain gutters often. Gutters are often clogged with leaves and are active sources of standing water.
  4. Fill low spots on your property. Low lying areas in your yard tend to hold water, consider filling these areas in with sand.  Grass will usually grow through the sand in a few weeks.
  5. Tend to your pool. Stagnant water, even at the bottom of an unused pool can cause serious mosquito infestations.  If your pool is in use keep it clean and empty water from pool toys.
  6. If you are going to be outdoors apply a mosquito repellent containing DEET to any exposed skin.

These are just a few tips that can help reduce the mosquito population at your home and throughout our city.


The City of Hanahan will spray for mosquitoes weekly beginning in May and continuing through the month of October.  The tentative schedule will  be  as follows:

Monday:  Yeamans Hall Road from Remount to North Rhett and Murray Dr. from Yeamans Hall to Remount.
Tuesday: Yeamans Hall Road to Hanahan Elementary School
Wednesday:  Otranto, Eagle Landing, and Foster Creek Road area to Hanahan Plantation.
Thursday:  Tanner Plantation area.

This schedule is subject to change. 

Tanner Trail Ground Breaking

Phase I Tanner Plantation / Foster Creek Trail Ground Breaking Event.  Thursday, March 9th at 5:00pm (near entrance to Amber Glen community).

The City of Hanahan is excited to announce construction will soon, and FINALLY be underway.

This is a $545,856.00 project with $386,428.00 coming by way of a Federal Enhancement Grant, $66,400 in matching funds coming from Berkeley County, and the balance of funding ($93,028.00) provided by the City of Hanahan through Developmental Impact Fees collected in the Tanner Plantation / Foster Creek community.  Detailed plans for the project an be found by clicking on the link below.


Safest Places in South Carolina (2016)

Mayor Newman and the entire Hanahan City Council would like to thank the men and women of the Hanahan Police Department and our entire community for helping make Hanahan not only a great community, but a SAFE place to live, work and play.

From ValuePenguin

Below is the entire list of places that we included in our “Safest Places in South Carolina” study. They are listed from the safest to the least safe, according to our analysis. The calculation for the crime scores can be found in the methodology section below. Take a look at the graph and see where your hometown ranks.


Smoke Detector Program (Free)

In its preparedness efforts, the HANAHAN FIRE DEPARTMENT is happy to provide free smoke alarms to citizens who require them. There are no questions asked and no fees – just free smoke alarms!

Hanahan Fire Department Members will be making visits to residents who sign up for free smoke alarms. They will work with families to install up to (2) alarms, provide fire safety tips, and create fire escape plans to ensure families are equipped with the proper resources moving forward.

To sign up come by Hanahan Fire Department Station 1 at 5826 Campbell Street or call 843-268-4280. Leave your name, address, and phone number and someone will get in touch to schedule the best time to drop off the alarms or assist with installation.

Smoke Alarm Installation Tips

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement, making sure that there is an alarm outside every separate sleeping area.
  • Hard-wired smoke alarms operate on your household electrical current. They can be interconnected so that every alarm sounds regardless of the fire’s location. This is an advantage in early warning, because it gives occupants extra time to escape if they are in one part of the home and a fire breaks out in another part. Alarms that are hard-wired should have battery backups in case of a power outage, and should be installed by a qualified electrician.
  • If you sleep with bedroom doors closed, have a qualified electrician install interconnected smoke alarms in each room so that when one alarm sounds, they all sound.
  • If you or someone in your home is deaf or hard of hearing, consider installing an alarm that combines flashing lights, vibration and/or sound.
  • Mount smoke alarms high on walls or ceilings (remember, smoke rises).
  • Ceiling mounted alarms should be installed at least four inches away from the nearest wall; wall-mounted alarms should be installed four to 12 inches away from the ceiling.
  • If you have ceilings that are pitched, install the alarm near the ceilings highest point.
  • Don’t install smoke alarms near windows, doors, or ducts where drafts might interfere with their operation.
  • Be sure the sensor hole is clean and free of dust once a month to ensure proper operation.

Red, White & Blue Festival 2016

Do not forget that our 4th annual Red, White & Blue Festival is this Saturday, November 12th from 9am – 5pm to be held at 3100 Mabeline Road in Hanahan.

-Children Activities
-Veteran Recognition Ceremony
-Food Trucks
-Craft Vendors
-Police & Fire Obsticle Course
-Live Entertainment

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