Downtown Savannah 2033

Find out how you can get involved and contribute to Savannah's Master Plan.

Find out how you can get involved and contribute.
In 2011, the City of Savannah adopted portions of a Master Plan, the first cohesive vision of the city’s future since General Oglethorpe laid out the squares. The Savannah Development and Renewal Authority (SDRA) is leading an update to that 20 year plan called Downtown Savannah 2033, that expands the boundaries of the city’s growth potential and accounts for the effect on its people, and input from every corner of the community is needed.
Plans and projects are already in the works that impact transportation, zoning and development. Citizens from the Eastside, Southside, Westside and Downtown participated in a series of charrettes (community conversations) in March.  Another series of community charrettes may take place in April.

Providing a framework that includes the concerns of our citizenry can help future leaders preserve the city’s character while supporting its prosperity. Recently defunded in the City budget, the SDRA is offering these efforts as a gift to the next generation—the more citizens that participate, the stronger the outcome. A formal presentation will take place at the Congress for the New Urbanism, a national conference hosted by Savannah this May. The Master Plan document will be delivered to the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) and City of Savannah leadership in June 2018.