- Total Development Cost: $50 million
- Size: 10 acres
- Role: Master Developer
Savannah is a city renowned for its beautiful Victorian architecture, tree-lined streets and park-like traffic circles. The Benjamin Van Clark area was only three miles from Savannah’s Central Business District and surrounding neighborhoods of Victorian homes, yet it had become an economic and architectural blemish. In re-designing the community into Savannah Midtown
it was necessary to reconnect this isolated neighborhood and ‘knit’ it’ back into the fabric of the city’s economic and cultural life. Employing the principles of Renaissance 20/20
the effort began with a coalition of public/private investment and broad community discussion. The challenge was to revitalize this significant neighborhood by respecting Savannah’s historic architecture in the new construction and simultaneously provide the economic incentive and desire for surrounding residents to renovate and maintain the existing single family homes.
Today Savannah Midtown
is a multi-generational neighborhood consisting of 305 rental units, 80 single-family for-sale homes and 100 units for independent senior living. The community is comprised of townhomes, duplexes and quad homes that fit seamlessly into the surrounding neighborhood’s single family structure. There is also the addition of new broader sidewalks that connect this neighborhood to surrounding communities and additional green space, as well as a new community center, a library and retail space. With its easy access to both the Interstate and the City Center, Savannah Midtown
has helped to spark a broader revitalization of the greater area, bringing in new residents and creating an economically viable live, work, play neighborhood.