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.


Our response to Mayor Johnson's declaration

In an effort to comply with directives from State and local officials, including Mayor Johnson’s First Amended Declaration of Local Emergency “Shelter At Home”, the MPC is instituting a telework schedule for MPC’s exempt employees effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020. MPC’s staff will be available for scheduled appointments, phone calls and email communications. Please go to Contacts area for information for all staff contact information.

This action will minimize the number of staff in the building at any one time, while simultaneously ensuring that the MPC can continue to function as needed. We will have staff members and the Executive Team on a rotating in-office schedule in order to maintain operational effectiveness. While the office will continue to operate, we will not receive unscheduled visits from the public during this Emergency Declaration, until such time that it is deemed appropriate to resume normal operations. We will continue to actively monitor the situation and adjust as needed so that we can continue to serve the community.

Statement regarding COVID-19

The MPC is committed to following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as it relates to health protection and is therefore enacting measures to ensure our employees and the public are safe, secure, and healthy, while continuing to be open for business and provide services.

In an effort to adhere to CDC recommendations, we are requesting the following: 1) applications and other related documents be transmitted to our staff electronically, 2) any related payments be submitted via our website ( or by mail; and 3) applicants and members of the public call our office in advance to schedule appointments with our staff members. Thank you in advance for your consideration and adherence to these guidelines as we work together to maintain the health of our community.

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Job Opportunity

The MPC is seeking to hire a Planner. Send resumes to Pamela Everett, Assistant Executive Director.

Census 2020

The 2020 Census is more than a population count. Census results have an impact on planning and funding for everything from health clinics to disaster response, and so much more. Find out more about the 2020 Census and how you can help shape the future of your community at:

MPC Fall Newsletter

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MPC Fall Newsletter

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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