Discussion for the new south side community center on Thursday

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – On Thursday, the city of Savannah moves closer to opening a South Side Community Center.

Thursday is about talking with the community about what you want to see at the community center and what would be important for you to have.

That’s why District 6 Alderman Kurtis Purtee is hosting a public discussion about the project.

He’s raised about $5 million to make it happen, but they’re still looking for ideas.

If you would like to make your voice heard, the Town Hall is from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Windsor Forest Community Center, located at 308 Briarcliff Circle.

Alderman Kurtis Purtee says with the growth of the school, it’s time they got a space for South Side residents to have their own established place.

“Not only is it a community center, but we are looking at a service center for individuals, places where people can go to pay their water bills, places where people can go and talk to enforcement officers of the code, a place where maybe an officer from the South Ward can report in and have meetings there from time to time if needed,” Purtee said.

Thursday’s meeting is just the first of many to take place over the next few months. Then they can begin the process of approving the design and finalizing a location.

Jill E. Washington