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Staging study under way for cruise ship terminal

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After a lot of talk about a possible cruise ship line coming to Savannah, officials have issued a study to decide the best location for the terminal.

City leaders say earlier studies show Savannah could benefit and thrive as a place for cruises to arrive and depart but deciding where a terminal could be built has been an issue with just a few realistic options.

They are calling the latest study a staging study and despite recent criticism from a group of concerned citizens, the first phase of the study is already in progress.

"When the decision is made, it will be a community decision. We want to be sensitive to downtown Savannah. We don't want to destroy anything but we have to keep our eye on the future and look to different things," said Tony Thomas, Savannah City Council.

The staging study will be completed in February. The cruise ship task force committee will review the results and the city will have to decide if they will pay for phase two of the study.

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