It's Your Arena. Help Shape It!

The development of a new arena and the surrounding canal district on Savannah's westside is one of the largest projects to ever be undertaken by the City of Savannah. The new arena site presents the opportunity to redevelop the Canal District to the west of West Boundary Street, creating a vibrant new center of activity in Savannah’s core.

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The development of a new arena and the surrounding canal district on Savannah's westside is one of the largest projects to ever be undertaken by the City of Savannah. The new arena site presents the opportunity to redevelop the Canal District to the west of West Boundary Street, creating a vibrant new center of activity in Savannah’s core.

Through this new platform, we will listen to your feedback, provide timely project updates, and report back to the community about how your feedback has contributed to decisions that are being made.

A quick platform sign up will let you provide comments and suggestions and keep you in the loop about future updates!

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    Yesterday, City staff presented the Urban Land Institutes study on the Civic Center property. 

    The ULI study took into consideration the importance of the Civic Center to the community but found keeping it is no longer feasible.

    ULI cited the high costs of needed renovations as well as the opportunity to undo the damage to the Oglethorpe plan the Civic Centers construction caused. 

    ULI considers the Civic Center as a wall, that serves as a barrier for walkability of the district and has hurt economic growth along ”...once viable east-west thoroughfares...”

    Reestablishing Elbert Square and recreating streets that were lost...

    Yesterday, City staff presented the Urban Land Institutes study on the Civic Center property. 

    The ULI study took into consideration the importance of the Civic Center to the community but found keeping it is no longer feasible.

    ULI cited the high costs of needed renovations as well as the opportunity to undo the damage to the Oglethorpe plan the Civic Centers construction caused. 

    ULI considers the Civic Center as a wall, that serves as a barrier for walkability of the district and has hurt economic growth along ”...once viable east-west thoroughfares...”

    Reestablishing Elbert Square and recreating streets that were lost due to the Civic Center and to re-establish tything and trust block were some of the improvements recommended by ULI. 


    We've also had a couple articles by BIll Dawers with the Savannah Morning News discussing the Civic Center and the ULI study. Give them a read and post your thoughts! 
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