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|July 19, 2018, City Council Regular Meeting|
10. Motion to Approve the Naming of Windsor Park
This petition requests the properties located along southeast corner of Linwood Road and Woodley Road be named "Windsor Park."
The properties are located within Aldermanic District 6 along the southeastern side of Linwood Road, west of Woodley Road. The park would be bounded by Linwood Road to the north, Woodley Road to the east, a community center to the south and residential homes to the south and east. The property is comprised of trees and grassland.
Each of these properties were residential lots until the homes were destroyed by a flood in June 1999, after which they were purchased and converted into FEMA lots to prevent future flood damage. The properties are currently owned by the City of Savannah.
The name Windsor Park represents the Windsor Forest Neighborhood, which was one of the first “planned” community developments in the state of Georgia. Developers originally catered the community toward young military families, offering affordable homes near the Hunter Army Airfield Base. Construction began in the 1950s with an emphasis on quality constructed, brick ranch homes set on substantial lots, with elementary and high schools built within the neighborhood.
All historical documentation and claims have been verified by the Municipal Records & Archives Department. This petition was examined by the Greenscapes Division and was unanimously approved by both the Park & Tree Commission and Metropolitan Planning Commission's Historic Sites and Monuments Commission.
The petition has met all the requirements and is in accordance with of the City's Public Property Naming Ordinance Section 4-1102 - 'Naming new facilities or public property'.
Joe Shearouse Jr., Office of Municipal Operations
Windsor Park- Submittal Package.pdf
Windsor Park- Aerial Map.pdf