As TTC undertakes projects, this page will include your projects.  

Below are highlights of projects undertaken by the Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission and the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization under my direction. Credit to prime consultant and MPC project manager, respectively is listed for each project.

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Duncan & Associates/Code Studio, Tom Wilson

Duncan & Associates/Code Studio, Tom Wilson

The Chatham County-Savannah Tricentennial Plan was the first joint city-county comprehensive plan for the area.

 
In-house, Charlotte Moore

In-house, Charlotte Moore

Following the adoption of the comprehensive plan, a new zoning ordinance was drafted. Initially intended to be "unified" or one ordinance, it is being redrafted into separate documents for the City of Savannah and Chatham County.

 
Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc., Mark Wilkes

Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc., Mark Wilkes

The Total Mobility Plan is a comprehensive multi-modal transportation plan for the region. It was prepared by incorporating the earlier framework transportation plan and numerous other studies.

 
Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc., Mark Wilkes

Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc., Mark Wilkes

 

This graphic was prepared to demonstrate that the many studies shown in the funnel were integrated into the Total Mobility Plan.

 
In-house, Ellen Harris

In-house, Ellen Harris

Savannah has several historic districts, notably The Savannah Landmark Historic District. Unincorporated Chatham County also has historic properties that are important to preserve and protect. This slide was prepared to support the creation of the Chatham County Historic Preservation Commission. The Chatham County Natural Resources Protection Commission was also created in this time frame to provide a similar focus on preserving our natural areas.

 
In-house, MPC Team

In-house, MPC Team

The purpose of the MPC Planning Academy was to educate interested citizens about land use, zoning, development and other planning processes; comprehensive and transportation planning; various services like SAGIS; and other functions of the MPC. Over a three-year period about 100 citizens participated. The goal was to inform citizens about the planning process in order for them to participate in a knowledgeable way.

 
Wilbur Smith & Associates/ CDM Smith, Tom Thomson, Mark Wilkes

Wilbur Smith & Associates/ CDM Smith, Tom Thomson, Mark Wilkes

The Connecting Savannah planning study was undertaken to develop solutions to address east-to-west travel. It was a participatory consensus building process that continued with Project DeRenne which is now developing plans to build. The Connecting Savannah planning study received two national awards and a state award for Planning Excellence, Outstanding Professional Achievement in Metropolitan Transportation Planning, and Innovative and Effective Planning respectively.

 
Wilbur Smith & Associates/CDM Smith, Mark Wilkes, Michael Adams

Wilbur Smith & Associates/CDM Smith, Mark Wilkes, Michael Adams

This regional study was the precursor to several other regional studies. It identified priority corridors for new transit service development. One of several resulting studies from this effort was a regional park-ride lot study.

 
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Mark Wilkes, Tom Thomson (SR 204) Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung, Mark Wilkes (SR 21)

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Mark Wilkes, Tom Thomson (SR 204)

Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung, Mark Wilkes (SR 21)

The Economic Recovery Program provided funding for three corridor studies: SR 204, SR 21 and US 80 (Tybee Road). The studies suggested innovative solutions to meet future traffic needs or to update functionally inadequate facilities. This image shows a section of the SR 204 elevated lanes recommendation that would provide an express roadway to connect the end of the Truman Expressway to I-95.

 
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Mark Wilkes, Tom Thomson

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Mark Wilkes, Tom Thomson

This slide shows how the elegant elevated lanes would function. This concept, with the structure located in the median and crossing above intersection, would not affect the local street traffic pattern.

 
Wilbur Smith & Associates/CDM Smith, Jane Love

Wilbur Smith & Associates/CDM Smith, Jane Love

The approximately six-mile US 80 (Tybee Road) corridor has two bridges that are functionally obsolete. The Bull River and Lazaretto bridges are two-lane bridges with no shoulders creating significant problems when an accident blocks the roadway.

 
Wilbur Smith & Associates/CDM Smith, Jane Love

Wilbur Smith & Associates/CDM Smith, Jane Love

The US 80 study recommends at least 10-foot shoulders with separated pedestrian and bicycle facilities allowing for an emergency lane for cars to move off of the travel lanes and a protected area for pedestrians and cyclists.

 

Although Chatham County voters rejected the “T-SPLOST” penny sales tax that would have provided about $530 million dollars over 10 years for transportation improvements, they have approved the regular SPLOST penny sales tax five times since 1985, of which about 31 percent has gone for transportation improvements.  

 
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Tom Thomson

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Tom Thomson

The City of Savannah plans to build an Arena in an area dubbed as the “Canal District.” To further plan for the district, the city manager formed a citizen committee. Various subcommittees were formed and reports developed. This slide is a page from the transportation subcommittee’s report.

 
Nelson/Nygaard, Tom Thomson, Veleeta McDonald (City of Savannah)

Nelson/Nygaard, Tom Thomson, Veleeta McDonald (City of Savannah)

The Savannah Greater Downtown Parking and Mobility Study and Strategic Plan, better known as Parking Matters, developed a comprehensive plan and strategy for businesses, visitors and residents.

 

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