This controversy started with the proposal of development of a five-story condominium project on West Liberty Street by developer Julius Bennett which was approved by the city. The approval was decried by the preservationists; and triggered the Beehive Foundation, the Historic Savannah Foundation, and the Downtown Neighborhood Association to sue the city.
Following links provide the further stories about the case:
Judge rebukes city, stops condo development
City moves to fix Historic District law
City manager: City needs height map ordinance that is clear and predictable
MPC endorses Historic District height map amendment
Savannah City Council delays action on building height amendment
City Council fixes height map