The revitalization of the Martin Luther King corridor is cited as a top priority of the city’s Savannah (Georgia) Development and Renewal Authority, particularly the historic Metropolitan and Cuyler-Brownsville neighborhoods.
SDRA Executive Director Kevin Klinkenberg is taking his cues from citizens themselves to help restore stability and prosperity to these blocks.
“We’ve talked with the people who live and work here to see what kinds of change they want to see,” says Klinkenberg.
“This [38th Street] park came up a lot.”
And, as of last week, the chain link fence around its perimeter has been removed.
“As we saw with the transformation of Bryant Park in New York City, pedestrian traffic is really important to creating visibility and safety,” says Klinkenberg.