Savannah is a city known for its downtown historic district, highlighted by 22 public squares constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the interest of bringing public spaces back to the forefront of its profile, the city has acted on the need to restore the beauty that once was. One of the city’s “lost” squares, which was leveled to make way for a parking lot in 1954, has since been returned, moving the parking garage underground.
The Chatham County Metropolitan Planning Commission has invited residents to fill out an online survey, prompting vision’s of a better Savannah. Fred Kent of PPS will speak in Savannah regarding its future development on February 5th at the Coastal Georgia Center. The project’s chairwoman, Theodora Gongaware, said Savannah does a great job of bringing in well known speakers, but the speaker’s focus is not always entirely on the city.
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