City of Richmond Hill to create a "downtown area"

City of Richmond Hill to create a "downtown area"

RICHMOND HILL, GA (WTOC) - The Richmond Hill City Council voted Tuesday night to approve the purchase of a 51-acre parcel of property, located directly across the Cherry Hill entrance to the Ford Plantation.

According to city leaders, the property will allow for future growth and boost quality of life initiatives.

"The primary purpose of the land is to create a downtown area, build a park similar to Savannah's Forsyth Park, and provide connectivity from the adjacent neighborhoods," said Russ Carpenter, City Council member and Mayor Pro Tem.

"In conjunction with other city projects and the upcoming announcement of a Downtown Development Authority, this is something that will benefit all residents," said Mayor Harold Fowler.

Other city projects launched over the past year include a system of sidewalks, parks and retail establishments and the beautification of the crossroads intersection of U.S. Highway 17 and Georgia Highway 144.

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