Oct 09Construction begins for final phase of Savannah Gardens
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) The transformation of the former Strathmore Estates area on Pennsylvania Avenue is one step closer towards completion.Ground has been broken and construction is ready to begin for the fifth and final phase of the Savannah Gardens community.76 more rental homes will be available in that final phase. That will bring the number of affordable houses in that community to 439.It will also complete a remarkable revitalization of what was once one of the worst areas in the city.“We’ve been working since 2008 on developing 439 units of rental housing here and it’s not just our rental housing,” said Tina Lowe, Director-Mercy Housing. “It’s the infrastructure that the city put in and the for sale housing that community housing service agency has delivered.”“I love Savannah Gardens now simply because of the openness and plus the buildings,” said Victoria White, Savannah Gardens Resident. “It’s such a beautiful scenery.”The fifth and final phase of Savannah Gardens should be completed by October or November of 2015.
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