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Phase IB: West Bay Street from MLK to Warner Street
initial Downtown Streetscape Improvement Project area for Bay Street extended
from East Broad to MLK. In recognition of West Bay Street as a major
gateway into downtown Savannah and connection to west Savannah neighborhoods, the City of Savannah recently added West Bay
Street from MLK to Warner Street (base of the viaduct bridge) to the study
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 will include the potential for new sidewalks, new landscape, on-street
parking, lighting and site furniture.
West Bay Streetscape Improvement Initiative Schedule
Project Kickoff: June 2017
Location: All meetings to be held at Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St.
Meeting 1: Discovery & Visioning – Tuesday, Aug. 22,
The meeting presentation is available here.
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.
Meeting 2: Ideas & Concepts – Tuesday, Oct.
10, Time: TBD
Discussion will include a synopsis of the “Discovery Meeting” to
illustrate what we learned from the community. Overall program concepts and
ideas for West Bay will be shared for feedback from the public.
Meeting 3: Final Presentation - Tuesday, Dec.
19, Time: TBD
Discussion will present the Conceptual Design for West Bay Street. The public
will be informed about future improvements and have the opportunity to provide
updates will be added to the City’s website at www.savannahga.gov/streetscape
Individual meetings were held with stakeholders to include the Downtown Neighborhood Association, Victorian Neighborhood Association and Mid-City District. Additional meetings were held with Share Savannah, which represents five local short-term vacation rental management companies; Short-Term Vacation Rental Owners Association; Tourism Leadership Council and Expedia/HomeAway. Meetings were also held with concerned citizens about possible changes to the regulations.
In May and June, eight public meetings were held with representatives from the stakeholder groups and ci