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July 11, 2024, City Council Regular Meeting
7. Petition of Joshua Yellin on behalf of 2180 E Victory Drive LLC for an Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map from Residential-General to Commercial-Suburban for 1.77 acres at 2180 East Victory Dr (PIN 20081 07003) in Aldermanic District 3 (File No. 24-002848-ZA).
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The Petitioner is requesting an amendment to the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) from the designation of Residential-General to Commercial-Suburban for the purpose of rezoning the property to Office and Institutional-Expanded (OI-E). The proposed use is a mini-warehouse storage development.

The subject property, which is a 1.77-acre parcel on the north side of Victory Drive, is developed with a residential structure constructed in 1938, which is currently uninhabited. The property also contains three accessory buildings which were constructed in the same style as the principal building. The property is adjacent on the west side with the former St. Mary’s Home for Girls, which now operates as the administrative offices for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah. East of the subject property is a multifamily residential development originally built in 1970, which includes 150 dwelling units on 9.35 acres.

The subject parcel was previously considered for rezoning from RMF-2- 20 to RMF-2-45 in 2022. The request was heard by the MPC at its May 24, 2022 meeting and continued to permit the property owner the opportunity to seek additional access to the site through connection with an adjoining parcel. After this effort was unsuccessful, the request was considered at the July 26, 2022 MPC meeting, where it received a recommendation of approval with the condition that a traffic study be approved by the City of Savannah prior to the adoption of the requested zoning. There is no record that the Petition was subsequently scheduled for a City Council hearing.


On June 11, 2024, the Planning Commission denied the recommendation to change the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) from Residential General to Commercial- Suburban. 

Alternatively, the Planning Commission recommended approval of the FLUM amendment to Civic/Institutional to provide consistency with the adjoining parcel to the west. This designation will also permit the requested zoning and specifically identified use.

Bridget Lidy, Planning & Urban Design
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Review Comments
Exhibit 1: MPC Recommendation for 2180 East Victory Drive (File No. 24-002848-ZA).pdf
Exhibit 2: Future Land Use Map for 2180 East Victory Drive (File No. 24-002848-ZA).pdf
Exhibit 3: Draft Ordinance for 2180 East Victory Drive FLUM (File No. 24-002848-ZA).pdf
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