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Pooler planning board nixes Chevy dealer's request for sign, flagpole

Representatives of an auto dealership under construction in Pooler are asking the city for leeway to put up a sign and flagpole that exceed the heights allowed for in the city’s code of ordinances.

But the Pooler Planning & Zoning Commission on Monday recommended that the City Council deny most aspects of the variances sought by Vaden Chevrolet of Pooler, which is being built on an outparcel of the Tanger Outlets, adjacent to Interstate 95.

A rendering of how the flag would look along Interstate 95. (Special to the Savannah Morning News)

Pooler OKs contract for development of city mobile app

Officials in Pooler this week opened up a new line of communication between the city and its residents. In a unanimous vote Tuesday, Pooler City Council members approved a contract with Next Wave Designs for the development of a mobile application for the city.

Chatham Area Transit names new CEO, executive director

After more than a year of holding the post in the interim, Curtis Koleber on Tuesday was named CEO and executive director of Chatham Area Transit.

Grocery store clears next hurdle in Pooler

A second international discount supermarket chain is moving ahead with plans to open a location in Pooler. On Monday, the city’s planning and zoning commission voted to recommend approval of site and landscape plans for a 19,054-square-foot Aldi grocery store on a 2.4-acre lot at the corner of Maxwell Drive and Trader’s Way.

An existing Aldi location. (Special to the Savannah Morning News)

Trade Center: Pooler lone holdout on long-term hotel tax collections

At Wednesday’s monthly meeting of the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Savannah-based lobbyist Lee Hughes reported on his progress in renewing agreements with the county and area municipalities to collect a 6-percent hotel/motel tax, one penny of which helps fund trade center operations.

Pooler planning board green lights new assisted living proposal

A developer planning construction of a new assisted living facility and memory care center in south Pooler got the blessing of the city’s planning and zoning board Monday.

The Savannah Quarters master plan

Pooler officials clear path for more industry on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway

Officials in Pooler this week cleared the way for more industrial growth on the city’s rapidly developing stretch of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway.

Pooler planners sign off on rezone for possible third Nordic warehouse

Planners in Pooler on Monday signed off on a pair of requests that would accommodate a third warehouse for the Atlanta-based cold storage company Nordic at a growing site off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway.

Terry Coleman of the Coleman Company in Savannah describes a requested rezone for property for a new Nordic facility on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway (Kelly Quimby/Savannah Morning News)

Pooler Planning board to hear new request to rezone for warehouses

Just a week after developers were cleared to rezone nearly 60 acres of property in Pooler for new warehouses on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, planners in the west Chatham city are set to field another request to rezone property for more industry on the parkway — this time, perhaps, for the expansion of an existing business.

Pooler Council rezones about 60 acres on Jimmy DeLoach Pkwy for warehouses

Pooler officials on Monday cleared the developer of a new industrial park on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway to add nearly 60 more acres to the site.

Pooler planners sign off on rezone for new industry on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway

Nearly 60 acres of land in north Pooler originally pegged for a residential subdivision could soon be the site of more industry.

FILE - More property around this area of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway got a favorable recommendation for a rezone to a light industrial designation from the Pooler Planning Commission Monday.

Chatham approves agreement with SEDA for Savannah Area Film Office

After weeks of negotiations, officials with Chatham County and the Savannah Economic Development Authority have reached an agreement that outlines a $100,000 county payment to the Savannah Area Film office.

FILE - Movie gear is collected along the sidewalk at Forsyth Park for the filming of the movie "Baywatch."

Garden City charts a new course

If there’s one common goal city leaders and community volunteers would like to accomplish in Garden City in the next decade or two, it’s balance.

Growth in Pooler continues 'full speed ahead'

In a report to the city council during a planning retreat at the Savannah Quarters Clubhouse Saturday, Pooler City Manager Robbie Byrd listed several new businesses coming online in the city in the next few months, among them new hotels, restaurants, automobile dealerships and medical facilities.

Kelly Quimby/Savannah Morning News - The site of the future Hilton Home2 Suites in Pooler, which is currently under construction on Town Center Boulevard in Godley Station.

Pooler planners OK Savannah Quarters Publix plans

After an extensive discussion with developers and the public, Pooler Planning Commissioners on Monday recommended that the City Council approve a site plan for a new Publix at the Savannah Quarters community — with some conditions.

Pooler Planning Commissioner Brian Cornwell asks representatives of the proposed new Publix development to explain how stormwater will drain from the site during a review of the Publix site plan Monday.

New Lidl grocery store planned for Pooler

A large European supermarket chain is eyeing a location in Pooler for part of the first wave of its expansion into the U.S.

Pooler planners OK plans for new warehouse, storage space

A proposed athletic equipment warehouse and a storage complex on Monday became the latest new developments to get site plan approval from the Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission.

An aerial photo taken in May 2015 shows the growth along Pooler Parkway near Interstate 95.

Pooler City Council approves site plan for Savannah Quarters Publix

Plans for a new, 46,000-square-foot Publix grocery store at the entrance of the Savannah Quarters community got approval for development Monday from the Pooler City Council.

Pooler planning board OKs site plan for Savannah Quarters Publix

After an extensive discussion with developers and the public, Pooler Planning Commissioners on Monday recommended that the City Council approve a site plan for a new Publix at the Savannah Quarters community — with some conditions.

Pooler Planning Commissioner Brian Cornwell asks representatives of a proposed new Publix development to explain how stormwater will drain from the site duringa  review of the grocery store's site plan Monday (Kelly Quimby/Savannah Morning News).

Pooler officials buy up land for new municipal complex

In addition to the $18.1 million the city of Pooler is spending on construction of a new municipal complex on U.S. 80, officials in the growing city have spent $1.8 million on land for the complex since work began two years ago.

The city of Pooler has purchased and cleared these three lots along West Collins Street to serve as an overflow parking lot for the city’s forthcoming municipal complex. (Kelly Quimby/Savannah Morning News)