Land subdivision is the first step in the process of community development. Once land has been cut up into streets, lots and blocks and publicly recorded, the correction of defects is costly and difficult. Subdivision of land sooner or later becomes a public responsibility, in that roads and streets must be maintained and various public services customary to urban areas must be provided. The welfare of the entire community is thereby affected in many important respects. It is therefore to the interest of the public, the developer and the future owners that subdivision be conceived, designed and developed in accordance with sound rules and proper minimum standards.
The following subdivision standards guiding the Planning Commission are designed to secure a coordinated layout with adequate provisions for traffic, light, air, recreation, transportation, water, drainage, and sanitary facilities and services; to promote a distribution of population and traffic which will tend to create conditions favorable to health, safety, convenience and prosperity.
The following regulations set forth the minimum standards to be adhered to by developers of lands for residential, commercial, and industrial uses, and to provide a guide for the Planning Commission and other city officials exercising their duties pertaining to the review, approval and administration of land subdivision development within the jurisdiction of the the Savannah Planning Region.