December 12, 2017For Immediate ReleaseSAVANNAH, GA (December 12, 2017)— The public is invited to attend the final community meeting for West Bay Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Warner Street (east side of the Bay Street viaduct). This meeting will feature a presentation of the final Conceptual Design and provide an opportunity for the public to provide final comments.
West Bay Streetscape Improvement Initiative – Meeting 3: Final PresentationTuesday, December 19, 20176 p.m. – 8 p.m.Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah
The initial Downtown Streetscape Improvement Project area addressed Bay Street from East Broad to MLK. In recognition of West Bay Street as a major gateway into downtown Savannah, the City of Savannah recently added West Bay Street from MLK to Warner Street (base of the viaduct bridge) to the study area.
This phase of the Streetscape Initiative began in June 2017. The community has been actively engaged in the process through two community meetings plus an online survey. “We have had great public input throughout this process,” says Bridget Lidy, Director, Tourism Management & Ambassadorship Department for the City of Savannah. “The community continues to be actively engaged and we appreciate the input from all who have participated.” This last meeting for the West Bay Streetscape Improvement Initiative will unveil the final conceptual design.Building from the earlier work of the Downtown Streetscape Improvement Project, the consultant team, led by EDSA, is utilizing a similar process in working actively with the community throughout the conceptual design process. The City’s website, www.savannahga.gov/streetscape, includes more information about the process to date, including presentations from previous meetings.
About The Savannah Downtown Streetscape Improvement Project
In August 2016, City Council approved a design services contract with diverse team led by EDSA for Phase One of 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. 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.