News Flash Home
The original item was published from 8/28/2018 4:01:56 PM to 8/29/2019 12:00:04 AM.

News Flash

City of Savannah Marketing and Communications

Posted on: August 28, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Issues Statement on National Parks Service Assessment

NEWS RELEASE

August 28, 2018

For Immediate Release


Mayor Issues Statement on National Parks Service Assessment 


SAVANNAH, GA (August 28, 2018) — The City of Savannah acknowledges the report of the National Park Service released today.  We agree with many of its recommendations, and appreciate their emphasis that we are not at risk of losing our Landmark designation.

Over the past decade, the City has successfully adopted new planning policies to restore the Town Plan left to us by General Oglethorpe. Together with the private sector, millions of dollars have been invested to save historic homes, buildings and our cultural landscape.

Most recently the City has been aggressive in its efforts to revisit outdated policies and ordinances to reflect this community’s commitment to preservation, quality of life and economic vitality.  We thank the National Park Service for acknowledging our efforts.

The report itself states, “No single entity can care for a historic district alone.”  In this spirit of collaboration, the City will reach out to our partners to create a panel to study the recommendations and develop an action plan to upgrade our status. Several of these recommendations are already being worked on.

I have already spoken with Bob Vogel, Regional Director of the National Park Service, and have requested that we begin a bi-annual status review with the Park Service of our Landmark District. We don’t need to wait another 16 years for the Park Service’s next review to occur.

We look forward to continued progress and working closely with our partners in our collective effort to keep Savannah a great place to live, work and visit.



Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Savannah Marketing and Communications

Municipal Archives Announces SCMP Residency Team

Posted on: February 21, 2024 | Last Modified on: April 5, 2022

City Officials to Sign Partnership Agreement With Accra, Ghana in Virtual Ceremony

Posted on: February 16, 2024 | Last Modified on: April 5, 2022

City of Savannah Welcomes Home Sgt. Moffett

Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: April 5, 2022

City to Host Ribbon Cutting for New Riverfront Tugboat Play Area

Posted on: February 9, 2024 | Last Modified on: April 5, 2022

Vice President Harris Pays Special Visit to Savannah

Posted on: February 7, 2024 | Last Modified on: April 5, 2022

City To Dedicate Evergreen Cemetery

Posted on: December 1, 2023

City To Unveil New Holiday Tree

Posted on: November 21, 2023

City Crews Respond To Minor Sewage Spill

Posted on: November 21, 2023

Veterans Day Parade Set For Saturday

Posted on: November 8, 2023

Registration Open For SCAC Fall Classes

Posted on: September 25, 2023

City To Designate Coach Ronald Booker Way

Posted on: September 25, 2023

City To Host Water Resources Career Fair

Posted on: September 13, 2023

Hurricane Idalia News Release #6

Posted on: August 31, 2023

Hurricane Idalia News Release #5

Posted on: August 30, 2023

Hurricane Idalia News Release #4

Posted on: August 30, 2023

Hurricane Idalia News Release #3

Posted on: August 29, 2023

Hurricane Idalia News Release #2

Posted on: August 29, 2023

Tropical Storm Idalia News Release #1

Posted on: August 28, 2023

City crews respond to sewage spill

Posted on: June 23, 2023

City acquires Evergreen Cemetery

Posted on: May 2, 2023

City crews respond to major spill

Posted on: April 13, 2023

City crews respond to minor sewage spill

Posted on: January 31, 2023

Traffic Impacts on Derenne Avenue

Posted on: January 3, 2023

City crews respond to minor sewage spill

Posted on: October 21, 2022

City crews respond to minor sewage spill

Posted on: October 12, 2022

City to kick off 2022 United Way campaign

Posted on: September 9, 2022