13 Aug Plant Riverside Awards Roundup
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What a year for Savannah’s Plant Riverside District!
The mixed-use entertainment district along the Savannah River has recently been recognized with various awards and accolades in 2021 including the Urban Land Institute – ULI Americas Awards for Excellence, Historic Savannah Foundation – Preservation Awards, and Congress for New Urbanism – Grand Prize Charter Award. Plant Riverside has also received awards outside of the AEC industry, recently being named the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) Development of the Year.
Built in 1912 and owned by Georgia Power, the plant was once Savannah’s sole source of power until the mid-1950s. Decommissioned in 2005, the shuttered and abandoned power plant was revitalized into a pair of ultra-chic hotels that will be part of the Kessler Collection of luxurious boutique hotels, as well as an entertainment district along Savannah’s iconic Riverwalk. For over 100 years, this 4.5-acre section of the riverwalk was closed to the public and was the largest undeveloped national historic district land in the US. The 670,000-square-foot development debuted last year, reinventing the west-end of the Riverwalk.
T&H provided consulting engineering services and lead landscape architecture efforts including urban design, land planning, and hardscape design for the adaptive reuse of the historic Georgia Power Plant property on 5 acres along Savannah’s riverfront.Read more on the awards in Savannah CEO
and South Magazine