Meaghan Walsh Gerard 
Member since Apr 2, 2013

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Re: “Johnny Harris redevelopment presents opportunity

All of this development needs to slow down and take a breather. The Ben Carters are (ultimately) undermining what makes Broughton Street something we (and he) find valuable and lovely. Kessler does the same -- repeatedly. The reason the historic district is just that is because of restoration and building guidelines that he thinks don't apply to him.
Now there are "luxury" condos going in on President's Street -- near the Waffle House, the chemical plant and the waste water treatment facility. Ummmm, what is luxurious about that?
Now we are going to make an already busy area that can't handle the traffic into a busier one? And at what cost?
The one tiny piece of property in Thunderbolt on River Road that doesn't have an oversized, ridiculous condo on it (blocking the view and enjoyment of everyone else) now has a sign for a rezoning hearing on it.
Saint Simons Island recently passed a temporary moratorium on new development (mainly because their water / sewer systems can't handle the load). Savannah should consider doing the same and instead encourage (by way of tax incentives) reinvestment in areas that really need it.
Developers and lawmakers need to take a step back and look at the long view. If you keep eroding what makes Savannah special (and attractive to people who want to make money here), pretty soon it won't be special any more. And all that money will have gotten up and left, leaving the rest of us to pick up the pieces.

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Posted by Meaghan Walsh Gerard on 12/09/2015 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Say it ain’t so, Gnate

Yes, Grayson is older and has its flaws. But that is also what makes it charming and keeps the game pure(r). Stadiums with too much whizz-bang (like mini golf) just invite distracted patrons. Why can't we just enjoy some baseball and friends (and, yes the snacks and the inane mid-inning contests)? Why does it have to be slick or nothing at all? Heck, I'd even be for a "quiet" game every once in awhile where the announcer only introduces the players by name. No interstitial music blaring. No weird sound effects. Let's enjoy BASEBALL.

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Posted by Meaghan Walsh Gerard on 04/08/2015 at 12:47 PM

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