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Emily Jones / GPB News

Like many old cities, Savannah stakes a lot on its history. In fact, the National Park Service calls Savannah’s downtown one of the largest urban Historic Landmark Districts in the country — a big draw for tourists and residents alike.

 

But a new report finds the unique district is under threat. It comes down to a familiar tension between building the future and preserving the past.


Underground Atlanta Developer Holds Community Feedback Meeting

Jul 13, 2017
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On Thursday, the developers hoping to breathe new life into Underground Atlanta held their first community meeting since purchasing the property.

Steve Howe is Chief Operating Officer with WRS, the real estate company that owns the site. He’s looking to turn the 12 acres in the heart of downtown Atlanta into a residential and commercial destination.

“We want to bring people that will live here, so that they can eat here, they can work here, and just really truly activate this part of town that is not as active as it really should be,” he said.

Will Baseball Spur Development in Macon?

May 10, 2016

Atlanta has shown that development around a sports stadium doesn't always work. The Vine City section of Atlanta did not turn around when the Georgia Dome opened in 1992. But there may be another chance at that with a new stadium being built near the Dome.  Meanwhile in Macon local officials have begun studying whether this community should build a new minor league stadium downtown. Last week local officials toured South Carolina's cities of Columbia and Greenville and they hope to learn how the new stadiums improve the local economy there.