December 3 – Community comments are requested to reuse building from hydraulic works | Economic development

December 3, 2021 – The City of Savannah is seeking community input on the redevelopment of the historic Water Works building on the city’s west side. Residents can take an online survey or phone interview to share their thoughts until December 17.

The Water Works building, located at the northwest corner of Gwinnett Street and Stiles Avenue, is a historic structure that serves as the gateway to the Arena and Canal neighborhoods. The city recognizes the need to convert the building into a community asset while preserving its historical integrity.

The City of Savannah partnered with Georgia Southern University’s Center for Business Analytics and Economic Research (CBAER) to conduct a feasibility study for the project and Savannah State University to administer the survey. The full feasibility study will include market analysis, recommendations and best practices, financial projections, resident feedback and a roadmap to make the project a reality.

To participate in the survey, please visit If residents prefer to provide feedback over the phone or do not have access to a computer, they can call 912-651-3108 to schedule a telephone interview with a student researcher at SSU.