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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.

Site study praises Pooler

A recent study by a consulting firm in New Jersey has named the city of Pooler the top ranked location in the Eastern region of the United States when it comes to costs to operate a high-tech manufacturing plant.

Site study praises Pooler

Chatham cuts the ribbon on Turner Creek Boat Ramp

Chatham County officials on Tuesday signaled the end of the first phase of some long awaited improvements to the Turner Creek boat ramp.

Photos by Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News- County Commissioner Tony Center, left, Patrick O’Brien, Robert Drewry, right, director of parks services and public works and others say the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Turner Creek boat ramp.

Study outlines impact of Tybee's tourism

Between October 2013 and September 2014, more than 1 million people visited Tybee Island, where they generated $93 million for local businesses, according to a recent study by researchers at Armstrong State University.
Photos by Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News Visiting the island from Virginia, Chris Croon with son Ryan, 6, along with Katharine, left, and Brenda Kennedy walk around Tybee Island Light Station and Museum.

Pooler nixes rezoning for proposed industrial park

Citing concerns about public safety, officials in Pooler on Monday turned down a request to rezone 328 acres of property off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway to house a new industrial park.

Kelly Quimby/Savannah Morning News - Contractors move earth at the site of the future football stadium in Pooler. The city is in the midst of an effort to develop the recreation complex off Pooler Parkway.

Port Wentworth moves forward with economic development initiatives

Officials in Port Wentworth this week moved ahead with initiatives aimed at developing the economy in their city.

Pooler Planning Commission recommends rezoning for new industrial park

A new industrial park planned for 328 acres of land in northwest Pooler shouldn’t put much of a strain on nearby residences or infrastructure, a representative for the project said this week.

Pooler planners to consider rezoning for new industrial park

The Pooler Planning Commission on Monday will consider rezoning nearly 330 acres off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway to allow for construction of a new industrial park.

Apartment density rules changed

Chatham County officials have approved a change that allows for more units per acre in multi-family developments.

Photo from Metropolitan Planning Commission: An aerial of the 10-acre tract where a 231-unit apartment complex is proposed. The site sits close to Epic Midstream, a liquid bulk storage facility for commodities such as caustic soda, distallates, gasoline, lube oil, biodiesel and ethanol.

First hours of Tanger opening yields few traffic problems

An hour before developers and dignitaries were to cut the ribbon on the new, 400,000 square foot shopping center, traffic hadn't yet reached the gridlock city officials and mall personnel had warned of.

First hours of Tanger opening yields few traffic problems

Officials warn of traffic delays on eve of Tanger Outlets opening in Pooler

Airport and Pooler officials are warning commuters to expect delays today in anticipation of the new Tanger Outlets opening off Pooler Parkway and Interstate 95.

Ian Maule/ Savannah Morning News- Customers seek shelter from the rain under a Polo Ralph Lauren store during the pre-opening party for the Tanger Mall on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015.

Leaders in West Chatham work to jumpstart development

In recent weeks, Port Wentworth officials have been discussing how they can generate that capital and interest to help existing business owners and attract potential investors to some of the town’s older properties.

It’s not a new concept, Holbrook said, and not an effort exclusive to Port Wentworth.

Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News- Officials in Garden City are in the midst of major development projects including a plan to construct The Villages at Town Center. A goal for whatever is proposed for the center is that it somehow incorporates the city’s historic Dotson House, above.

Pooler planners approve another hotel near airport

Pooler planning officials this week signed off on plans for another hotel near the Savannah/Hilton Head Airport.

Nordic expansion on track

A representative of Nordic Savannah said this week the cold storage company is ready to expand, assuming it gets the blessing of Pooler officials.

Pooler, business owner in fight over laundromat

With a contract for construction in hand, Pooler officials are ready to begin building a new municipal complex downtown, a project they say will galvanize revitalization in the city's historic district.
One obstacle remains, however.