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Savannah sees record-breaking permitted development in 2022
SAVANNAH (Feb. 8) – In 2022, the City of Savannah’s Development Services Department issued building permits for construction projects valued at a record-breaking $909 million dollars. Total issued permit valuation for 2022 went up 53% compared to 2021’s total of $594 million.
“The great thing about the growth we’re seeing is that Savannah’s attracting development in a variety of important areas,” said City Manager Joseph A. “Jay” Melder. “From new construction that increases housing, to new facilities that create jobs, we’re excited to see diverse growth that benefits our community and our local economy.”
This year-end total makes 2022 the biggest year in construction valuation Savannah has ever seen. Previously, the highest annual total for construction cost of permits issued was in 2019, when the Enmarket Arena permits were issued and the year-end total was $703 million.
“I’m incredibly proud of the hard-working staff in Development Services, especially for their performance in a year as big as 2022,” said Development Services Director Julie McLean. “Their expertise and oversight is a vital public service, and ensures safety is always the top priority in permitted projects of every size and type.”
Notable projects issued permits in 2022 include the Marion Lake Apartments on Jimmy Deloach ($53 million), Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia’s hub and warehouse facilities on Chatham Parkway ($19 million), and the Felicity Apartments on E. Perry Lane ($42 million).