Created in 1992 by the Georgia General Assembly, Savannah Development and Renewal Authority (SDRA) is an independent public development authority. We work with the local government and private sector to plan, develop, and promote greater downtown Savannah. Quality cities and business environments don’t just happen; they have to be created and nurtured. At SDRA, our goal is to be the leader in developing both the physical environment and a successful community culture.
The geographic focus of SDRA is greater downtown Savannah, which comprises the area bounded by the state border to the north, Victory Drive to the south, the Truman Parkway to the east, and Stiles and Lathrop Avenues to the west. Since our founding, we have focused on specific corridors in the area in order to help jump-start economic development activity therein. Our current initiatives primarily address the Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Montgomery Street corridor on the west side of downtown. In the long term, we expect our capacity to increase so we may serve additional corridors and neighborhoods, including Hutchinson Island, the Canal District, Waters Avenue, and more.