A Debate Over the Future of Savannah's Waterfront

In one of the country's most picturesque historic cities, redevelopment plans have sparked community debate about the future of its waterfront.
February 15, 2012, 2pm PST | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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In a section of Savannah's industrial waterfront that had previously been envisioned for a largely recreational role and for scenic views of the river, new developments threaten to bring an overwhelmingly commercial character to the area, reports Adam Van Brimmer.

According to Daniel Carey, the head of the Historic Savannah Foundation, "Savannah's riverfront is at a propitious moment, when it can become something truly great or be just another banal reservoir of tourists."

Unfortunately, a plan in place since 2007 for the area addresses connectivity, but does not adequately address the range stakeholders concerns, according to Van Brimmer.

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Published on Sunday, February 12, 2012 in Savannah Morning News
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