Magnolia Park residents are looking for better answers on the Skidaway Project and reasoning behind the improvement plan.
Several of the neighborhood representatives went to the presentation meeting for the project plan, organized by the Project Department and Chatham County and were not able to get satisfying answers to their questions.
The improvements of Skidaway Road were included in the Chatham County Urban Transportation Study (CUTS) in 1983 and are funded as part of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.
Information and data for the project are from 1983 or earlier and conceived before the Truman Parkway was built.
Because of this the road congestion (on Skidaway) is not an issue any longer.
Questions arose as well for the addition of a 6 to 8 foot “multipurpose lane” for a bicycle and foot path, which does not seem necessary, considering the walking and bike traffic in this part of town.
In addition to the main construction concerns, traffic rerouting plans were not considered and rerouting will affect the quiet residential area of Magnolia Park, which already continues daily to suffer from speeding drivers using the neighborhood as a shortcut.
Donald Consos, President of the Magnolia Park Neighborhood Association, asked Alderman John Hall to assist with the meeting needs and concerns. The meeting is taking place on:
AUGUST 9TH, 2012 -at 630 PM TO 800 Pm at the SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH at 5502 Skidaway Road
About Magnolia Park:
Magnolia Park was founded and developed in 1952 by the LAMARA Corporation as one of the mid-20th-century suburban residential districts in Savannah. The neighborhood features a great diversity of mid-century ranch houses and several iconic mid-century modern homes.
Today the park like area is home to a large variety of residents: Original owners who moved to the neighborhood in the mid 50’s; longtime neighbors who enjoy being surrounded by nature, but still close to shopping and historic downtown Savannah; young families enjoying the safe and open environment for their kids and several architectural enthusiasts who cherish, renovate and restore the visionary architecture and design of the 1950’s and 1960’s.
The Historic Savannah Foundation has honored neighborhood preservation projects in 2011 and 2012 with their prestigious Preservation Awards.
For more information regarding the Magnolia Park Neighborhood Association and/or high-resolution photography requests, please contact Cornelia Stumpf, CSCP Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Magnolia Park Neighborhood Association
P. O. Box 13724