Building Height Restriction Changes Proposed

One of the study's proposed restriction maps.
One of the study's proposed restriction maps.

The City of Savannah is growing at a rapid pace. One major issue builders have to deal with is height restrictions in the Historic District. Last night, the Metropolitan Planning Commission held a public forum to go over the current height limits and design regulations. Right now, they're conducting a study to find out if and where new height limits should be enforced. City leaders want to make sure the buildings are sustainable, and that could mean allowing taller buildings in certain areas.

"Anybody who has an interest in this should come forward now," said city manager Michael Brown. "I think we're at a critical phase and it's still the input that we need, so we can all move on as a community."

There will be more public hearings in the future. We'll keep you posted.

Reported by: Kim Angelastro,