- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - Rapid growth in South Carolina’s fourth-largest municipality is prompting town leaders to put curbs on growth.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (https://bit.ly/1NGEI5n ) that the Mount Pleasant Town Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance that would put new limits on housing density and limit the amount of residential development in some areas.

The proposal will be considered by voters next month. It also would lock in rental rates for the working poor.

Mount Pleasant has a population of about 78,000. The only places that are larger are Columbia, Charleston and North Charleston.

The Charleston area is also among the 20-fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the nation. The Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head areas are also in the Top 20.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, https://www.postandcourier.com

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