Advance Planning & Special Projects

Jackie Jackson, Director

Savannah has served as a model of planned urban development since its founding by James Oglethorpe in 1733. The Advance Planning and Special Projects department carries this tradition of planned development into the twenty-first century. The long term success of Chatham County and the City of Savannah is based on a strategic approach to balancing a desirable built environment, economic development, natural resources, transportation options, and a high quality of life for our residents.

The Advance Planning and Special Projects Department prepares the long-term plan, known as the Chatham County – Savannah Comprehensive Plan, which describes specific goals and strategies designed to achieve a shared community vision. Advance Planning staff also works to ensure that other plans and projects are consistent with the goals and objectives identified in the Chatham County – Savannah Comprehensive Plan.

The Natural Resources Department works closely with jurisdictions in Chatham County on stormwater management, sea level rise, and other natural resource issues that cross municipal boundaries. Regional coordination is vital to ensuring that our population has clean communities and healthy waterways.

We Need Your Input on Plan2040!

Chatham County, Garden City, Pooler, and Savannah are asking residents to share their ideas and visions for the future of our communities.

As the plan continues to take shape, the MPC will engage with as many community members as possible. Check out the various ways you can be involved in the plan below.