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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)

Filming of 'Baywatch' rankles businesses on Tybee Island

The stars will descend on Tybee Island in a few weeks for filming of the big budget movie “Baywatch,” but not all islanders have gotten caught up in the Hollywood glitz and glamour.

Zac Efron, left, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson at Memorial University Medical Center (@Baywatch_Movie photo)

Pooler City Council turns down rezone for luxury apartments

Pooler City Council members on Monday turned down a request that would allow for the construction of nearly 250 luxury apartments near the intersection of Pine Barren Road and Pooler Parkway.

Pooler apartment plan clears another hurdle

A proposal to bring nearly 250 luxury apartments to Pine Barren Road in Pooler got another green light from the city’s planning commission this week.

Request to rezone for luxury apartments returns to Pooler planners for review

A request to rezone about 16 acres of property to house nearly 250 luxury apartments on Pine Barren Road is returning to the Pooler Planning Commission today for review.

Pooler planning board OKs plans for new furniture store

Pooler Planning Commissioners on Monday voted to recommend that the City Council add a new furniture store to the mix in rapidly developing Godley Station.

Pooler City Council OKs rezone for industrial park

Developers proposing a new industrial park for Jimmy DeLoach Parkway cleared a major hurdle after the Pooler City Council signed off on a rezone of more than 328 acres of property to accommodate the site.

Proposed Pooler industrial park returns to city planning commission

A controversial request to rezone more than 328 acres of property to house an industrial park on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway is coming back to the Pooler Planning Commission for review Monday — about six months after Pooler City Council members rejected it amid concerns about public safety.

Pooler de-annexes 1,500-acre development site

It’s official. On Jan. 1, the more than 1,500 acres of industrial property formerly known as the Pooler Megasite will no longer be located in Pooler city limits.

Pooler votes on first reading to de-annex Megasite

Only one vote remains for the Pooler Megasite - a 1,500 acre development tract that currently stands in city limits at Interstates 16 and 95 - to be de-annexed into unincorporated Chatham County.

Pooler amends zoning to allow for fireworks retailers

Pooler City Council members on Monday voted on first reading to limit the sale of fireworks to light industrial areas.

Garden City moves ahead with appraisals for Town Center property

With interest in the property on the uptick, officials in Garden City are taking steps to prep about 20 acres of real estate in the Town Center for future sale.

Pooler planning board approves additional land in development tract, turns down request for mid-rise apartments

Pooler planning officials this week signed off on a request to incorporate additional parcels of land into a larger planned unit development, but they declined to recommend changes that would allow for the city’s first mid-rise apartment complex.

Pooler Council votes down rezoning for kennel

Facing public opposition, officials in Pooler on Monday turned down a request to rezone more than 17 acres of property proposed to house a dog day care and kennel.