Community-Wide Engagement Sessions to be Held Regarding Future of the Civic Center Site

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Thursday, April 18th, 2024

The City of Savannah will hold a series of Community-wide Engagement Sessions regarding the future use of the Savannah Civic Center site. 

These sessions will include a review of the project background; provide updates on technical analysis, cultural landscape analysis, survey, and archaeology assessment; an opportunity for community feedback on questions focusing on the facility, community, and the future of the site with consideration to arts, land uses, community, and public space.

The following public engagement sessions will take place over the next few weeks:

  • Stakeholder Meetings – Thursday, April 25: A series of 1-hour sessions will be held with representatives from the business community, Metropolitan Planning Commission, Neighborhood Associations, Arts community, and other community stakeholders.
  • Community-wide Open House – Tuesday, May 7, from 6 to 8 p.m., Civic Center Ballroom: A community-wide open house will be held for anyone who would like to learn more about the project and offer input. A second open house will be announced in the near future, to be held on the southside. 
  • Virtual Community Meeting –Thursday, May 16 at 6 p.m. (Tentative): This meeting will follow the format of the in-person open house. Information on how to participate in the virtual session will be shared on May 4.