A few days ago, the City of Savannah approved the expansion of at walkway eastward along River Street. The walkway will connect the present River Street businesses and attractions to the new Savannah River Landing. The Savannah River Landing is largest construction project to hit Savannah's historic district since the early 1730's.
This new project will attract home owners and investors who want to own a part of Savannah's rich and cultural history. One today can see on the east side of the Marriott, earth-movers preparing to construct the first phase of the project; one and two bedroom condos. Other phases include, estate homes along the river, townhouses, new businesses, a five star hotel and new squares.
Another idea they are toying with is the creation of trolley link from the west end of River Street to the Savannah River Landing, eventually this trolley will link other areas of Savannah's historic district. This is great opportunity for anybody who sees the wisdom of waterfront property in the largest historic district in the United States. For information on the Savannah River Landing and Savannah Real Estate, contact David D'Arcy @ 843-338-9087. Look at article below for more details on the walkway.
City Approves $9 Million for Riverwalk Construction
By Lanie Lippincott Peterson
SavDailyNews Staff report
Kicking off a long-anticipated public-private waterfront project, the Savannah City Council on Thursday accepted a nearly $9 million bid by TIC-The Industrial Company to extend the pedestrian walkway along the Savannah River.
The Savannah River Landing Riverwalk will allow residents and tourists alike to stroll east past the Marriott-Savannah Riverfront hotel, city staffers and aldermen said.
The walkway will also link Savannah's historic riverfront of cobblestone streets and elegant old buildings to a new, multi-million dollar waterfront project called Savannah River Landing now under construction. The announced scope of the project includes luxury homes, two hotels, condos and shops.
Aldermen new and old--from council veteran Clifton Jones, Jr. ,who is starting serving his 13th year on the council, to freshman Alderman Mary Ellen Sprague--were excited about the new Riverwalk.
"We've got the money. We've got the contractor. We're on our way!" Sprague exulted as she left City Hall after Thursday"s council meeting.
City aldermen gave TIC--a contractor with offices on Hutchinson Island but headquartered in Steamboat Springs, Colorado--an $8,819,400 contract to construct the elevated riverfront walkway. The walkway project is expected to be finished by the end of 2008.
TIC was the low bidder on the walkway, city staffers said Thursday, beating out firms from Tampa and Jacksonville as well as an Opelika, Ala firm that wanted $13.3 million to do the same job.