Acre Industrial Development Tract
With individual parcels from 24 to 193 acres to accommodate manufacturing.
Located three miles from Jimmy DeLoach Connecter to Interstate 16 (front door of the Port of Savannah), 1.8 miles from Interstate 16 and just nine miles west of Interstate 95, the Savannah Manufacturing Center’s close proximity to the Interstates and Port of Savannah make it an ideal location to do business.
The Port of Savannah, home to the largest single-terminal container facility of its kind in North America, is comprised of two modern, deepwater terminals: Garden City Terminal and Ocean Terminal. The Garden City Terminal is the fourth busiest container handling facilities in the United States, encompassing more than 1,200 acres and moving millions of tons of containerized cargo annually.
Completed master plan and permitted development plan for 12 sites, ranging from 100,000 square feet to one million square feet. Sites can be further subdivided based on manufacturer’s needs.
Recorded restrictive covenant to place 294 acres including upland buffer into conservation easement and purchased 200 credits for full compliance with Army Corps of Engineers permit.
Awarded $8.3 million contract for site clearing, grubbing and rough grading, work is now in progress.
Completed logging sites for sale of timber.
Completed temporary construction road (parts will be used for permanent roadway).
Progressed to 80 percent completion of interior water and sewer engineering plans and 90 percent completion of interior road engineering plans. Construction awards scheduled for mid-summer.
Negotiated water and sewer agreement with the City of Savannah to upgrade water and wastewater services with regional access up to 14 million GPD in three phases. Design for Phase 1 underway.
Awaiting submission of permit modification to finalize engineering plans on entry road.
Freeport exemption at 100 percent on Chatham County manufacturing inventory and 60 percent on City of Savannah manufacturing inventory (intent to increase to 100 percent before first manufacturer).
Of $30 million budget, $11 million has been spent or encumbered (contracts awarded) as work progresses toward mid-summer 2019 opening.
On February 8, 2019 SEDA gave a Savannah Manufacturing Center update to the Chatham County Commission. That update can be found here.
Drone footage of current progress can be found here.