Planning Commission

Commission Overview

The purpose of the Planning Commission is promoting the health, safety, morals, convenience, order, prosperity and general welfare, and to provide for the orderly development of the City of Tybee Island.

​ The Planning Commission consists of 7 members who are residents within the city limits of Tybee Island, appointed by the Mayor and City Council for 2 year staggered terms of office, with a chairperson voting only in the event of a tie.

Quality Growth Plan Report

The Quality Growth Resource Team for Tybee Island was brought together in March 2006 through collaboration with Tybee Island, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), and its quality growth partners including government agencies, universities, nonprofits, and business groups working to provide technical assistance on “smart growth” issues to Georgia communities. The resource team focused their study (PDF) on the entire island.

Tybee Island Master Plan Information

The 2016 Plan Updates, as developed by the Comprehensive Plan Working Group, as well as the Carrying Capacity Study documents are in WebLink. All the master plan documents will be there eventually! For now, to view the latest updates, click here.
Clicking the links below will download pdf documents showing the respective reports, plans, maps and meeting minutes for the Master Plan efforts on Tybee Island. Any of these documents may also be requested at City Hall:

Community Assessment Report

Data Assessment Report

Short Term Work Program

In order to maintain Qualified Local Government (QLG) status every local government in Georgia must have an approved and adopted Short Term Work Program (PDF) (STWP) for implementation of their Master Plan. The STWP outlines and schedules specific actions that the City intends to take to address the needs and goals identified in the plan. In short, the STWP is the “to-do” list that resulted from the Master Plan process.

The STWP is updated online on an irregular basis - if you're looking for a more up-to-date version than what is posted here, please email us to let us know!