Downtown Streetscape Improvement Initiative
In 2014, the City launched the Downtown Streetscape Improvement Initiative to build on previous planning efforts to revitalize downtown Savannah and create an environment that contributes to its livability and the economic vitality of the community.In June, an overview of the program was presented to City Council.
Ferry Shelter Landing
The City Hall Ferry Landing Shelter is part of the Visitor Mobility Plan developed to enhance the Savannah experience for both visitors and residents by improving downtown mobility. One strategy currently being implemented is the construction of a shelter for individuals waiting for the Savannah Belles Ferry along Rousakis Plaza just behind City Hall. The project is funded by Savannah Area Mobility Management, Inc. (SAMMI). It is anticipated the structure will be completed by the end of 2015.
The Wayfinding and Directional Signage Program creates a coordinated, user-friendly, visible navigation system in the Historic and Convention districts. The Wayfinding Program was finalized in 2009. Since that time, all municipal parking garages have been signed with the "P" (parking) icon, the four visitor centers have been branded with the "i" (information) icon, new dot stop signs clearly identify all 12 dot fare-free shuttle stops and the River Street Elevator is easily recognized with a new sign. Most recently, 15 directional wayfinding signs were unveiled.
The remaining elements of the program that will be implemented include: district and parking directional trailblazers; pedestrian kiosks, maps and directional signage; River Street monument, elevator and wall mount; vehicular directional signage; and gateways. To date, the following documents have been produced to support the project:
The Savannah-Chatham Council on Disability Issues (SCCDI) publishes an Accessibility Guide to Savannah's Historic Districts.This guide highlights organizations, facilities and services that have taken initiative to accommodate visitors with and without disabilities, allowing everyone to truly enjoy the Savannah experience.