I just made a post to Peach Pundit about small business pessimism and uncertainty as tracked by the National Federation of Independent Businesses.

But that’s a national picture. The Savannah economy — at least in downtown and surrounding neighborhoods — continues to attract a surge of investment.

Back in June, I wrote a column about the many major projects announced in 2012: Series of big investments bode well for Savannah.

Today’s City Talk column builds on that one: New downtown Savannah plans include new hotel, townhouses, beer garden

Aerial view of dining and beer garden at Moon River that will go before the Historic Review Board this week.

I’ve got basic details on a number of projects in today’s column, all of which are going before the Historic Review Board on Wednesday, including the beginning of real work on the old Kehoe Iron Works complex on East Broughton Street and the planned beer garden at Moon River Brewing Company on the vacant lot at Whitaker and Bay streets.

We’re seeing some really impressive momentum building in these developments.

If you want even more background on these trends, check out my post with various links about a recent AJC article: Savannah has something Atlanta wants: a real city center