Port Wentworth Comprehensive Plan

EPG was contracted by Port Wentworth to assist the City with development of their 2008 Comprehensive Plan Update in accordance with the DCA rules, adopted 2005. This project included a Community Assessment, Public Participation Plan and Community Agenda. EPG submitted the Community Agenda to DCA in August 2008 and the plan was formally adopted by the City in October 2008.

Elements unique to the City of Port Wentworth's Comprehensive Planning process included a public involvement program designed to be inclusive of a very diverse community. The Plan included special neighborhood-level planning considerations for the Historic Rural Neighborhoods that included a Revolutionary War-era neighborhood and a historic African American community associated with Mulberry Grove Plantation.

Given the City's proximity to the Georgia Ports Authority, emerging industrial development was also a major concern of the City. EPG worked with the City to conceptualize a development plan for a large undeveloped section of the City. This concept was implemented by the City as a new economic development zoning category with specific development regulations.

Some of the services for this project included:

  • Public Involvement Program
  • Visioning
  • Implementation Plan
  • Funding Recommendations
  • GIS Database Development
  • Charrette Facilitation