Tag: Savannah River Landing

Savannah stadium study leaves key questions unanswered

Call me naive, but I was assuming the $55,000 study to determine the feasibility of a new multi-purpose stadium (multi-purpose, yes, but primarily for the Sand Gnats) would at least address the most important questions. But the 90-page study from…

Sand Gnats owner promises a team to Columbia if new stadium is built

I spotted the Savannah Morning News’ Eric Curl’s blog post a couple of hours ago: Sand Gnats owner promises Columbia, SC a team And since then I’ve been reading up on the big Bull Street development in Columbia, S.C., an…

A new stadium for the Sand Gnats at Savannah River Landing?

Amidst all the news about the new report critical of the management of the Savannah-Chatham police force, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of online chatter today about some other big news from Thursday. From Eric Curl’s piece in…

Savannah River Landing: How much should we care if developers don’t extend Oglethorpe plan?

I guess I should begin by saying that Savannah city officials and the public generally don’t have a whole lot of control over what happens next at Savannah River Landing, the large expanse of land at the west east end…

Savannah Morning News: City council likely to reject further cruise ship studies

I already posted my opposition to continuing with further study of whether Savannah should build a cruise ship terminal. I think that the idea should be rejected purely on economic and political grounds, but there’s obviously a bigger argument that…

Time for Savannah to pull the plug on cruise ship dreams

I’d be writing about this issue for my City Talk column this coming Sunday, but apparently Savannah City Council will consider on Thursday whether to move ahead with another phase in studies regarding the viability of a cruise ship terminal…

“Stadium vs. Arena” increasingly hot topic in Savannah

Putting an arena and a stadium next to each other is a terrible idea for Savannah. Putting a covered arena on valuable, scenic riverfront property is an even worse idea.

Savannah River Landing: will Oglethorpe plan be part of its future?

Savannah River Landing was intended as extension of the Oglethorpe Plan of 1733, but recent news casts doubt that we’ll ever see the grid and squares replicated.

Sand Gnats stadium at Savannah River Landing idea continues to develop

I’ve posted before about the idea of a new Savannah Sand Gnats stadium on the riverfront at the Savannah River Landing site.

For those who have forgotten, Savannah River Landing was a massive, $800-million, mixed-use private development at the eastern end of River Street that attracted millions in city infrastructure spending before the whole plan collapsed after the recession hit.