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March 14, 2019 City Council Regular Meeting
30. Motion to Approve Resolution to Authorize the Use of Eminent Domain Along West Gwinnett Street as Part of the Arena Development Project
Strategic Priority

The City of Savannah is planning a road widening and improvement project along West Gwinnett Street spanning just west of Stiles Avenue, eastbound to Interstate 16. This project is in association with the City’s upcoming Arena development. Along this corridor, privately-owned rights-of-way and permanent easements will need to be acquired by the City to facilitate this project. In total, there are parcels owned by seven (7) separate entities. City staff is in the process of making offers and negotiating in good faith with the owners.  In the event parties cannot reach agreement on purchase price, or are unable to complete a traditional transaction due to title issues, staff is seeking authorization to use the governmental power of eminent domain to acquire the needed property for the right-of-way project.



David Keating, Director of Real Estate Services.
Financial Impact
$50,000 expenditure from the Capital Improvement Fund
Review Comments
Exhibit 1: W Gwinnett St - Map Attachment.pdf
Exhibit 2: W Gwinnett St - Resolution Attachment.pdf
Exhibit 3: W Gwinnett St - Aerial Map of Properties.pdf
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