The City of Savannah is expanding the first phase of the Downtown Streetscape Improvement Initiative to include West Bay Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Warner Street. The initial Downtown Streetscape Improvement Project area addressed Bay Street from East Broad to MLK. In recognition of West Bay Street as a major gateway into downtown Savannah, the City of Savannah recently added West Bay Street from MLK to Warner Street (base of the viaduct bridge) to the study area. All members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend the first community meeting, taking place Tuesda,y August 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center.
Building from the earlier work of the Downtown Streetscape Improvement Project, the consultant team led by EDSA will utilize a similar process in working actively with the community throughout the conceptual design process. Project elements may include the potential for new sidewalks, new landscape, on-street parking, lighting and site furniture. Two community workshops will be held during the fall, with a final community presentation by the end of the year.
At this initial meeting, community discussion will provide the design team an opportunity to listen and gather important information from the community, city staff, and pertinent stakeholders. Initial inventory and analysis prepared by the EDSA Team will be presented to the public. Community members will have the opportunity to express ideas regarding the West Bay streetscape project. An online public survey will be launched at this time to gather further information. The City’s website, www.savannahga.gov/
For more information, please contact: Bridget Lidy, Tourism Management & Ambassadorship Department at 912-525-3097, or visit the Downtown Streetscape Initiative‘s page at the City of Savannah’s website. RSVP to the meeting (or add it to your calendar) by visiting the Facebook event page!
Date: Tuesday, August 22
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street