Speak Out Editorial- 11/6/14 - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Speak Out Editorial- 11/6/14

Last week in our editorial we shared our opinion that the Savannah River landing might be a suitable place for an arena, stadium and small business plaza to extend the reach of Savannah's world famous River Street. We got a lot of feedback on our position.

JP asked us a simple question: “are you nuts?” He called the idea a waste of the taxpayers' money. Vance McFarland thought that just off the Pooler Parkway would be a better location for an arena and stadium, he underlined his suggestion by contrasting the congestion of pooler with that of downtown Savannah…nice point Vance.

Don McGrady says we should set the land aside for port utilization, “The sand gnats can fund, operate, and be responsible for their own stadium and business enterprise,” he said.

And finally city council weighed in that the whole kit-and-caboodle of arena and stadium are headed for Savannah's Canal Street district.

In the meantime, we're still waiting to hear what's going to happen to a pristine piece of property that's aching to be developed on Savannah's riverfront.

What do you think?

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