The presentation below lays out a unified vision
utilizing publicly owned assets, such as the historic ornate bridges of
the Central of Georgia Railroad and the Ogeechee and Springfield Canal,
and significant vacant City-owned property in the area, which would
create a system of parks, trails and complete streets to create one of
the most memorable parts of Savannah.
Chatham Area Transit has
outlined a desire to extend a streetcar network through the Canal
District, linking the arena to River Street. Greenways along existing
historic canals, and a redeveloped Gwinnett Street would create new
pedestrian corridors to the nearby Historic District, which begins at
West Boundary Street, less than half a mile away.
The City formed six advisory subcommittees to assist in this early
phase of the arena project. Each subcommittee consists of
representatives from the local community as well as City staff members.
Subcommittees met regularly to discuss and research topics related to
their area of focus. Recommendations in each area were made to the
City by the subcommittees at the end of this process. Watch the Council Workshop on the subcommittees' recommendations.
All renderings courtesy of Sottile & Sottile Urban Design