Chatham County - Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission

We are the bridge between Chatham County, metropolitan Savannah, and our neighboring low-country communities. We are privileged to work with our governmental partners at all levels to responsibly balance growth and development while preserving our unique natural and historic treasures. Through collaboration and uniting urban planning, development, transportation, zoning, historic preservation, and natural resource planning, we live our motto:

Planning the Future, Respecting the Past.


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NewZO Status Update

After several years and a great amount of community input, the City of Savannah’s new zoning ordinance and zoning map was approved by City Council on July 18, 2019.

The Effective Date of this Ordinance is September 1, 2019.

However, between September 1, 2019 and February 28, 2020, a developer shall have the option to elect that their development be governed by this Ordinance or the previous ordinances in effect immediately before the Effective Date of this Ordinance. To qualify for this election, a developer shall submit a complete application as provided in Section 3.1.5 of the Ordinance for their development at the time of election and no later than February 28, 2020.

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House Bill 493 Changes

NOTICE: Per House Bill 493, detailed checklists of items are now required to be submitted with each development application. Additionally, there is now an affidavit at the end of the application and each checklist that must be signed, certifying that all required items are provided. This new process was adopted to help the review process for all types of development reviews in the state - for both the applicant and the reviewing body.

Mobility 2045

The Coastal Region (CORE) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has just adopted the region's Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), for the Savannah metropolitan area.

The MTP is a comprehensive “blueprint” for area transportation services aimed at meeting mobility needs through the next 20+ years.

The Plan includes $1.8 billion in transportation improvements for the region over the next 25+ years.

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