Savannah Quarters PUD Master Planning & Designs
Nearly twenty years ago, the City of Pooler, Georgia, situated just 20 miles west of Savannah, Georgia, was a sleepy little town with a population of less than 6,500. Fast-forward to 2017 and Pooler has rightfully come into its own as one of the fastest-growing cities in the state having grown by nearly 250% since the turn of the century, from a population of about 6,500 in 2000 to an estimated 22,500 in 2014. For nearly 50 years, Hussey Gay Bell has been supporting this tremendous growth and has been providing services to the City including assisting the City with achieving designation as Georgia’s 30th WaterFirst community by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) in 2016. The lion’s share of the firm’s projects have occurred in the area north of and east of I-95/Pooler Parkway in the area commonly referred to as Godley Station, a Planned Use Development (PUD) and in the area known as Savannah Quarters, a 2,600-acre mixed-use, planned development. The overall development consists of 6,000 residential units, golf and recreational amenities, office, commercial/retail and religious uses. Hussey Gay Bell has been thoroughly involved in the planning and design of this community, including roadways, drainage, water and sewer, reuse system and architecture, and has remained the lead engineering consultant for the project for the past nearly 15 years.
Of additional note is the 150-acre commercial hub of the property, with a proposed one million square feet of mixed commercial uses. Hussey Gay Bell has been the lead consultant for infrastructure planning and conceptual design of this commercial center as well.