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    Overview
    Phase One of the Savannah Downtown Streetscape Improvement Initiative will seek to enhance three viable historic downtown streetscapes that express a rich and exciting pedestrian realm. Streetscape improvements will include Broughton Street, Bay Street, and River Street from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (MLK) to East Broad Street.  Future phases will enhance the public realm for corridors in the area from Liberty Street to the Savannah River and from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to E. Broad Street.

    In August 2016, City Council approved a design services contract with diverse team led by EDSA for the Downtown Streetscape Improvement Initiative.  The services include comprehensive planning, design, pre-construction, construction administration, and closeout services.  Improvements for Broughton Street, Bay Street and River Street will be designed and constructed during this project. 

    Public Involvement
    Throughout the conceptual design process, six public meetings will be held to encourage public involvement and participation. Building from the previously completed studies, these meetings will establish the foundation of the Downtown Streetscape Improvement Initiative and seek to build consensus among individuals, stakeholders, interest groups, and other agencies.

    Meeting 1:  Discover (Monday, December 5, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street)
    The purpose of this meeting is to 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 any ideas regarding the downtown streetscapes project. An online public survey will be launched at this time to gather further information.

    Meeting 2:  Overview (Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 6:00-8:00 p.m.)
    This public meeting will address downtown streetscapes as a whole. Results from the online survey will be presented and a synopsis of the “Discovery Meeting” will be compiled to illustrate what we have learned. Overall program elements will be introduced and 30% Conceptual Design Progress will be presented at this time. Consensus building activities will encourage community members to express any merits and concerns.

    Meetings 3, 4, and 5:  Conceptual Design Review
    Each of these meetings will focus on only one street.  For each meeting, a general overview of the first two meetings will be presented. The design team will discuss detailed program elements for streetscape improvements. The community will have the opportunity to respond to 60% Conceptual Design progress.

    Meeting 3:  Broughton Street (Monday, February 20, 2017, 6:00-8:00 p.m.)

    Meeting 4:  Bay Street (Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 6:00-8:00 p.m.)

    Meeting 5:  River Street (Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6:00-8:00 p.m.)

    Meeting 6:  Downtown Streetscapes Presentation (Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:00-8:00 p.m.)
    This meeting will present 100% Conceptual Design for Broughton Street, Bay Street, and River Street. The public will be informed about future improvements and will have the opportunity to comment on these improvements.

    Click here for background information on this project.

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