Final meeting to be held to discuss Downtown Savannah streetscapes

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The City of Savannah is asking for the public's input on proposed changes to downtown streetscapes.

The Downtown Streetscape Improvement Initiative includes improvements for Broughton, Bay, and River streets. Public meetings are being held at the Coastal Georgia Center, where they'll be showing the final designs for the upcoming improvements. The city says the initiative will make it easier for pedestrians with more walkable sidewalks. They also want to move forward with the times downtown by making it more enjoyable while still respecting the history. They want your feedback to make sure ideas and concepts meet with what the community wants.

"To ensure that the ideas and concepts that we're looking at meet with what the community wants to see happen. It's one thing to plan things for visitors, but the fact of the matter is this is our community, and it's important to listen to our residents as we move forward in developing the concepts," said Bridget Lidy, Savannah Tourism Management & Ambassadorship.

Thursday night, they'll be waiting to hear what you have to say and they'll also give more details about the project and the direction it's going in. The city launched the first phase of the project back in December, and Thursday will be the last public meeting.

"After the meeting today, we'll be moving forward in finalizing everything and then starting the construction design portion," Lidy said.

The meeting will be held at the Coastal Georgia Center at 6 p.m.

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