There's a new initiative to reintroduce area residents and businesses to the many opportunities in downtown Savannah.
In 1992, the Georgia General Assembly created the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority (SDRA) to renew, revitalize, and beautify distressed areas of Savannah. As an independent public authority, the function of the SDRA is to work with the local government and the private sector to strengthen the economic climate of Greater Downtown Savannah. Since its inception SDRA's focus area has expanded beyond its original focus on activities in the Broughton Street Urban Redevelopment Area (BURA) to include the Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (MLK)/Montgomery Street Corridor and Greater Downtown Savannah. Today, SDRA serves as the City of Savannah's economic development, marketing and outreach, and planning and plan implementation arm for Downtown Savannah. Currently, more than 160 citizens volunteer their time and expertise to serve on SDRA Boards, committees and task forces to address issues facing Greater Downtown Savannah.
SAVANNAH DEVELOPMENT & RENEWAL AUTHORITY
Lise Sundrla, Executive Director