Canal District Overview

June 27, 2020 - The City of Savannah is inviting the public to learn about the Canal District Master Plan by participating in one of three virtual meetings. 

The Zoom meetings will take place on Wednesday, July 1, at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, at 6 p.m. and Thursday, July 16, at 10 a.m. 

If you are unable to attend one of these virtual meetings, please call 912-429-3364 or email for additional information on how to learn more about the Canal District Master Plan.

To register for the virtual meetings, click one of the following links:

Wednesday, July 1, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, July 7, 6 p.m.

Thursday, July 16, 10 a.m.

The Canal District is the City of Savannah’s premier planning and development initiative. Anchored by the new SPLOST-funded arena, the Canal District is located on the west side of Savannah near the intersection of Gwinnet Street and Stiles Avenue. The arena and surrounding district will be one of the largest projects the City has ever undertaken and presents the opportunity to create a vibrant new center of activity adjacent to Savannah’s downtown. 

To better prepare for the area's future growth and development, the City conducted multiple workshops and meetings to obtain feedback from the community and determine priorities for the area. This effort resulted in the Canal District Master Plan and accompanying Action Playbook, which will be presented to the City Council on July 23, 2020. 

The Metropolitan Planning Commission also launched an online survey to gather feedback and comments on the proposed development. To participate in the survey, visit and select the “Input on Savannah’s New Arena and Canal District Master Plan” link on the homepage. The survey takes less than five minutes to complete.

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