Savannahians live in neighborhoods, where much of their lives are spent. We raise our families, our children play there and when possible we work there. So, it is essential that the City focus on key neighborhood issues such as access to quality, affordable housing, recreational facilities and programs, as well as the challenges of poverty and blight. Streets, sidewalks and trails connect our neighborhoods, creating a sense that we are ‘One City’. The vision is that ‘Savannah is an extraordinary place to live, learn and prosper’. The City is committed to that vision and will work to achieve the results to further enhance that as a reality.
3.1 REESTABLISH AND PRESERVE NEIGHBORHOODS
By 2022, the City of Savannah, working in partnership with our neighborhood associations and residents, will reestablish and preserve vibrant, livable, sustainable neighborhoods where Savannahians live with pride.
3.2 CITY-OWNED PROPERTIES
By 2019, the City of Savannah will meet or exceed its own standards for maintaining City-owned properties. (i.e.:streets, sidewalks, trails, etc.)
3.3 MOBILITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTIVITY
By 2023, the residents of Savannah will experience improved and safe multi-modal mobility and neighborhood connectivity as evidenced by the following:
Work with CAT to fi ll public transportation service gaps within the City to ensure that all neighborhoods are within ¼ mile of a transit stop where appropriate
75% of neighborhoods are connected to walking and biking infrastructure (i.e.: trails, routes, sidewalks, lanes)
75% of pedestrians shall feel safe walking along and through streets and intersections in the City
3.4 ACCESS TO RECREATION
By 2021, 75% of Savannah residents and youth will have access to well-maintained playing fields, facilities and recreational programs within 3/4 mile of their neighborhoods.
3.5 ACCESS TO QUALITY HOUSING
By 2025, the City of Savannah will provide 2,800 households (approximately 350 per year) with access to improved housing.