New Savannah Gardens to house first resident

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The first resident of Savannah Gardens is moving in on Friday.

The city calls Savannah Gardens the largest affordable living community. The housing complex is the result of a partnership between the city of Savannah and CHSA Development Inc. to buy 45-acre Strathmore Estates in 2007. It will include more than 550 units of apartments and single-family homes with retail businesses and parks.

Residents living in Strathmore Estates on the east side of Pennsylvania will receive the first units at Savannah Gardens. Johnnie Mae Pollard, who has lived in Strathmore Estates for more than a decade, will be the first resident to move in.

Savannah Gardens is located on Pennsylvania Avenue, south of Savannah High School. Phase One will be completed in the next few weeks, according to the city.

Residents are being moved in to units that have a certificate of occupancy.

A dedication ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 2.

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