About Savannah Gardens
Savannah Gardens, nestled in 44 acres of prime real estate in east Savannah is the city’s newest, and one of its largest ever, planned communities. Minutes from downtown, the “islands”, Victory Square shopping, and the Truman Parkway; and as close to Tybee beaches as you can get and still be in Savannah!
If you are seriously interested in living in Savannah Gardens, you probably want to know what’s planned for the adjoining properties on Pennsylvania Avenue and Gwinnett Street. Savannah Gardens is expected to be the launching pad for development of these commercial properties.
With the stability that Savannah Gardens and its residents will bring to the area, it and surrounding neighborhoods are looking forward to a rebirth of the commercial properties. Toward this end, the developer of Savannah Gardens has acquired the old, long vacant, grocery store site at the intersection of Gwinnett Street and Wyoming Street.
It is seeking a developer to demolish this property and build new neighborhood friend retail—including, possibly, a small grocery store. Already mentioned above are locations on the north and south side of the Savannah Gardens piazza that the developer will be seeking to attract small shops that offer sandwiches, ice cream, magazines, and other neighborhood friendly products.
The City of Savannah acquired the old Pennsylvania Avenue School at Pennsylvania Avenue and Elgin Street. The old school will be demolished and this site offered for appropriate neighborhood development.The City has also designated this area and Savannah Gardens as an Enterprise Zone.
This, along with all the new families moving into Savannah Gardens, is expected to be a huge incentive to attract new businesses along the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor from Greenwood Street to Mississippi Avenue.With the nearly $100 million investment taking place at and adjoining Savannah Gardens, there is great anticipation that as the economy begins to rebound, Pennsylvania Avenue will, too, experience a rebirth not dissimilar to the rebirth that is taking place at Habersham Village following the large investment made in nearby housing.