|Please click on the link below to view a list of open Planning and Zoning projects. You may then search for additional details on a specific project by Address or Record # at the Glynn County Online Services Portal.
Open Projects List
In addition to carrying out our ongoing activities, we are working on special projects intended to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our day-to-day functions and to improve the quality of the community. Following are some of our current projects.
|Ordinance Revisions - The Zoning Ordinance was adopted in 1966 and updated in 1984. The Subdivision Regulations were adopted in 1976. Both ordinances are undergoing amendments to make them more useful in addressing today’s needs. Provisions recently amended include Signs (Article VIII), Amendments (Article XI), Buffers (Section 613), Site Plans (Section 619), Outdoor Lighting (Section 622), Building Permit Site Plans (Section 623), and the St. Simons Island Tree Canopy Preservation Ordinance (Section 624).
|Comprehensive Plan (Comp Plan) - The Comprehensive Plan was adopted October 16, 2008. The Community Development Department is gearing up to update this plan. County officials who will be involved in this update are the planning commissions and Board of Commissioners. After the Comprehensive Plan is updated, the County Zoning Ordinance will be reviewed and updated to provide the support needed to create the Glynn County the citizens have developed through the Comp Plan.
|Long Range Transportation Planning - Staff and the MPO committees have recently updated the Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2040 (MTP). The purpose of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) is to coordinate the direction of development of the various transportation systems.
|Planning for Transportation Improvements - Major changes are occurring that affect the construction of new facilities, including rapidly increasing construction costs, reduced gas tax revenues, and the possibility of additional federal aid from the Stimulus Bill. Considerable attention is being given to changes that might need to be made in priorities based on the need to reduce project expectations. The adopted TIP and UPWP are posted on the Metropolitan Planning Organization (BATS) page.
|Transit - The CRC (Coastal Regional Commission) is working with the MPO to expand transit service in the county.