Several recent City Talk columns have focused on the increasing need for affordable housing in the Savannah metro area, especially in neighborhoods that are close to jobs and a variety of transportation options.
The city block bounded by West Anderson, Jefferson, West 31st and Montgomery streets is currently home to an auto garage, a large blighted lot, another large vacant lot and four historic residential buildings with a total of nine dwelling units.
In Tuesday’s City Talk about The Foram Group’s proposed Starland Village development on Bull Street, I noted that some neighborhood residents are becoming increasingly concerned about gentrification and the need for affordable housing.
East End Provisions (https://eastendsavannah.com) — a sharp addition to the downtown restaurant scene — opened last month at 420 E. Broughton St. in the space that was occupied for over 20 years by Juarez.
I have been writing for years about the inevitability of major investment in the Montgomery Street corridor north of Victory Drive. The area is close to downtown, convenient for multiple modes of transportation and dotted with dramatically underutilized properties.