City Hall Slows Growth
Pooler Council Announces Moratorium on All New Development Plans

Pooler Council Places Temporary Moratorium on New Development Plans

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As reported by Will Peebles of www.savannahnow.com…

Pooler is not accepting any site plans until July to review the language to the city’s zoning ordinance.

Pooler Mayor Mike Lamb on Tuesday said the moratorium is meant to prevent any new plans being submitted before the changes to the site plan section of the zoning ordinance are made. Lamb did not disclose what the changes to the text would be.

“We’re trying to put in some language into it, and at the same time, in order to get it passed, without new projects coming in in the meantime,” Lamb said. “They decided they would do a moratorium until that point.”

The moratorium applies to all new site plans, including residential, industrial and commercial plans.

It does not apply to site plans that have already been submitted to the city, City Clerk Maribeth Lindler said.

Council voted on the measure following an executive session at Monday’s city council meeting.

“I wanted to review the site plan ordinance to see if any changes needed to be made,” City Attorney Steven Scheer said.

Scheer said if any changes to the ordinance are made, a public hearing will be held to take input from residents.

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