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Development Concept Plan and EA for Facilities and Infrastructure at FOPU

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Fort Pulaski will celebrate 100 years as a National Monument in 2024. Critical stories from Americas history continue to be discovered and shared here. From the battle for Fort Pulaski as a turning point in military history to Fort Pulaski's role in the underground railroad as a beacon of freedom for escaping enslaved people.

To continue to share the nation's history the National Park Service is embarking on a development concept plan to address the multiple issues the park faces. The purpose of the development concept plan is to provide comprehensive guidance for addressing the national monument's facility and infrastructure deficiencies in the wake of recent storms and continued sea level rise. In addition, the inherent obsolescence of facilities has outlived their life cycle and do not meet current laws and regulations, or the evolving needs of the park. The development concept plan would help the national park service provide a safe and quality visitor experience and ensure that adequate and resilient facilities are developed to protect park resources and support monument operations and park-partner access requirements on Cockspur Island.  

We invite you to join us in envisioning the future for Fort Pulaski National Monument through a development concept plan. This planning process will help the National Park Service provide a safe and quality visitor experience and ensure that adequate and resilient facilities are developed to protect park resources and support monument operations.

The following concepts are proposed to help address issues identified during this planning process.

• Relocate the entrance booth closer to the visitor center and provide a queueing lane for entry.
• Construct a new building near the USCG station to house park maintenance, cultural and natural resources, and law enforcement staff and equipment.
• Add a third tier of parking and a large vehicle turnaround at the visitor center parking area.
• Modify fort parking entrance road to use the original alignment and use a one-way loop.
• Ensure that ABA standards are met by improving the picnic area and restrooms.
• Relocate the Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) campsites to the field across from the maintenance yard.

Public comments are invited from 6/12/2023 - 7/12/2023. The National Park Service will host one in-person public meeting on Thursday, June 22 from 5 pm to 7 pm at the park visitor center.

The planning team is especially interested in your thoughts on the questions below:

1. What input do you have to share about these design concepts? 
2. How would these design concepts influence your visit to Fort Pulaski?
3. Are there any other design concepts not already presented that the National Park Service should consider and analyze? What is missing, and why should it be considered? 
4. What other comments or suggestions do you have? 

Thank you for your interest in Fort Pulaski National Monument.

Contact Information

Melissa Memory
Superintendent
101 Fort Pulaski Road
Savannah, GA 31410
(912)219-4233