After consulting with Landings residents (attorneys) who have been through this process before and seen as they said "the ugly side of small town politics at play", we have been asked to challenge all residents of Skidaway Island to read all of the documents for yourself (don't pay attention the media...in a small town most media is biased to one-side or the other) pertaining to the Green Island Road Project. You can find all the documents at www.saveourskidaway.com
If you want to stop this development (decrease traffic, reduce the number of work vehicles coming onto the island, decrease the number of accidents coming onto the island, protect our water which is at risk now, protect wildlife (Eagles either nest or hunt the proposed proposed to be developed), and protect the quality of life on the island) you need to be present at the meeting on July 16th at 1:30 at 110 E State St, Savannah, GA 31401. Make no mistake, this is a political arena and without Skidaway Island residents present, they can pass this proposed development. It's of the greatest importance that all of us make it. All of us.
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>>>As one of our local leaders in the healthcare industry (35 years plus) clearly stated, “This is suspicious. How could a “for-profit” assisted living facility be tagged "luxury"? It’s the furthest thing from the truth. I urge all residents of Skidaway Island to do their homework. If you wanted an assisted living facility in your backyard, you would want a “not-for-profit” assisted living facility.” Only the island is luxury...not the facility. They are using what the residents of Skidaway Island made luxury. Without the investment the local homeowners have put in place for decades, they couldn't market this property as luxury. Read case studies by USNEWS and UMH and see why we would want a non-profit versus for-profit assisted living facility.
Check out Sprenger Health Group's ratings. Please read them all so you can make a fair evaluation of this company. By the way, where are they going to find the people needed to run this facility? Savannah, historically speaking, has had an issue with qualified personnel to run assisted living facilities. With Thrive being built now (they will compete with this possible third facility) where are they going to find people needed to run this facility.
NEXT STEPS: We did it once, now we have to do it again. Please, please, please make the July 16th, 2019 MPC Meeting at 1:30 PM. Talking heads that were part of the process for the May 14th meeting at the MPC made it clear that the number of people there made a significant impact on their decision. Even though this forum is not intended to address all of our concerns, it's our only forum to stop this unneeded third living facility on our island. If we didn't show up on May 14th, I was told they were going to approve the development. You made a huge difference!
Understand the following. The zoning for this piece of property is different than all others (interesting that it's zoned differently than all other property) and if they get approval to move forward, they can open retail stores (the attorney for this development mentioned they could open a Publix, CVS, etc.). The reason people moved out here is to not to deal with traffic and deal with commercial real estate. The other assisted living facilities didn’t impact the 4 way stop (they never passed the traffic light during their construction phases...never). Not even close. Understand this development will hurt all on Skidaway. Green Island Road and Skidaway Island will never be the same. This is completely different than the development in the village where we have a gas station and grocery store.
The increased traffic onto Skidaway Island is unwanted and will increase accidents and create safety issues for our neighborhood. Crime always goes up during construction, and if they're successful at building the 216 units, we'll have endless traffic during the day (trucks, and lots of them) and additional traffic at night for all those needed to run the living facility. Property values on Green Island Road and in South Harbor will drop. The quiet South end of Skidaway Island will no longer be quiet and quaint. It will be destroyed by the sheer number of people and vehicles needed to develop and sustain this proposed project. Think about it...216 units. It will be one of the largest developments in Savannah for assisted living on a road that can barely handle the current traffic.
MPC Meeting July 16th, 2019. It will take all of us to stop this development.
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