Melanie Wilson, Executive Director
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The 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.

GIS Day Savannah

November 14, 2018

GIS Day Savannah is coming, on November 14th at Savannah State University! Local 8th grade students spend the day learning about the field of geography from local professionals such as planners, engineers and scientists! They participate in a compass course and get a chance to meet professionals at booths the map gallery. The public is welcome to attend! To learn more, visit our website:

CORE MPO wants you

The Coastal Region (CORE) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is in the process of developing an updated 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. CORE MPO needs your input on recommendations that reflect real world solutions to improve the overall quality of life for you and other residents in the area.

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Status Report

The City of Savannah's Zoning Ordinance update is moving into Draft 5, with anticipated adoption in early 2019. Important dates: Aldermanic Town Hall Meetings in Oct/Nov 2018, Planning Commission review in Jan 2019, Zoning Hearing in Jan 2019, Mayor and Alderman Public Hearings in Jan/Feb 2019.
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