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  • Wednesday, November 01, 2017 1:43 PM | DNA ADMIN Communications (Administrator)

    This is a reminder that the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon and ½ Marathon is this Saturday, November 4. The 5k and 1 mile race will take place in Daffin Park on Sunday, November 5. Click on the links below for important race week information. To help avoid road closures on race day download the Waze app to your smart phone!

    The Downtown Neighborhood Association has been notified that the City of Savannah will not enforce street sweep parking this weekend (Friday and Saturday nights) due to the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and the parking restrictions that come with the race.

    • Saturday Course Map
    • Sunday Course Map
    • Saturday Road Closures
    • Sunday Road Closures
    • No Parking Information
    • Interactive course map
    • Waze Navigation App

    Visit the race website for additional road closure and access information. 

  • Monday, October 23, 2017 5:58 PM | DNA ADMIN Communications (Administrator)

    The annual Concourse d’Elegance/Savannah Speed Classic will be held this weekend.  On Thursday, October 26 race cars will be test driving their vehicles on Hutchinson Island.  They will then proceed to City Market around 5:00 p.m. where vehicles will be displayed through 9:00 p.m.

    On Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 29, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the event will be taking place on Hutchinson Island.

    Please note, you may experience noise from the engines during these times.  The City is working with the event organizers to ensure engine noise is limited to the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and not before 9:00 a.m. on Sunday.  Additionally, a quiet time has been established for Sunday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    If you have any concerns, please contact the event organizers at 843-785-7469 (ext. 4).

  • Thursday, October 05, 2017 10:29 AM | DNA ADMIN Communications (Administrator)

    Dear Neighbors, 

    The Savannah College of Art and Design Admission Department will host a SCAD Day on Saturday, October 7, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at our offices in Poetter Hall (342 Bull Street). We wanted to let you know in advance to avoid any inconvenience on this date as the event may attract several hundred prospective students and their parents from all over the country. Registration will take place at Gryphon from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m., so please be aware of increased foot traffic in the vicinity. Additionally, parking meters will be blocked off on Bull Street between Charlton and Jones in order to allow space for our college tour buses to pick up our visitors. If you have any questions or concerns prior to this event, please contact me at 912-344-5809 or The warmth and beauty of historic Savannah, your home and ours, attract many people to the city and to the college. We appreciate your patience and hospitality to all prospective and current SCAD students. 


    Katy Baker Johnston Assistant Director, 

    Enrollment Events Savannah College of Art and Design

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:58 AM | DNA ADMIN Communications (Administrator)

    [WASHINGTON, DC, September 27, 2017] – Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) president, Melinda Allen will speak on behalf of the Savannah downtown residential community and Historic Savannah Foundation regarding sustainable tourism and preservation at the United Nations Foundation’s Environment Forum today, Tuesday, September 27th. The forum is designed to showcase the importance of the UN’s declaration of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. This invitation-only, day-long event is taking place at the UN Foundation in Washington, DC.

    Allen joins an esteemed lineup of key thought leaders in the field of responsible travel, as well as officials, executives with an interest in sustainable tourism. The keynote speaker, Elizabeth Becker, author of Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism, who visited Savannah in 2016 will speak on the key challenges facing travel and tourism today.

    Allen’s presentation shares the story of Savannah’s historic preservation movement and how the City is striving to establish a sustainable balance between visitors and residents. Allen has served on the Board of Directors of the Downtown Neighborhood Association for the past four years as President and CEO.


  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:02 PM | DNA ADMIN Communications (Administrator)

    A new, more convenient system of fare-free dot shuttles will launch in Savannah on September 25, connecting riders with popular destinations throughout downtown and reaching as far as Forsyth Park.

    Two new dot routes will be available: a downtown loop will bring riders through the core of Savannah’s historic downtown and a Forsyth loop will give riders access to Forsyth Park from downtown. These new routes and stops replace the existing dot shuttle and Liberty Street parking garage shuttle.

    The new shuttles will arrive at designated stops approximately every 10 minutes. The service will be available for riders Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    The implementation of the new shuttles and routes is part of the Parking Matters study, a comprehensive mobility management plan that aims to provide a variety of mobility options, reduce congestion, and enhance the overall quality of life for Savannah residents, employees, and visitors alike.

    The dot shuttle service is a partnership between the City of Savannah, Chatham Area Transit, and Savannah Mobility Management, Inc.

    For more information and to view the route map, visit

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:30 PM | DNA ADMIN Communications (Administrator)

    At today's Downtown Neighborhood Association meeting, Sean Brandon with the City of Savannah announced some welcome changes to residential parking. 

    Click here to view the presentation.

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:43 AM | DNA ADMIN Communications (Administrator)

    Every year the Savannah Bicycle Campaign and the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization join forces to measure bicycle and pedestrian traffic at locations around Savannah.

    Why is this important? Read this: I count bike people.

    Volunteers are needed to conduct bicycle counts on the following dates and times:

    • Saturday, Sept. 23, noon-2 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Sept. 26, 5-7 p.m.
    • Thursday, Sept. 28, 5-7 p.m.


  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 8:14 AM | DNA ADMIN Communications (Administrator)

    Gettin' it done! Neighbors from Crawford Square gathered earlier this week to remove small debris, branches and litter strewn by Tropical Storm Irma. Thanks for keeping our neighborhood beautiful!

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:15 AM | DNA ADMIN Communications (Administrator)

    As our residents and business owners begin to return, there will undoubtedly be a myriad of issues and complaints. The City of Savannah Government asks that all such issues be directed to 311. We have additional personnel staffing the 311 call lines to address an increase in call volume.

    It is important that we track and document all of our efforts to clean-up from Hurricane Irma for the FEMA disaster declaration and reimbursement process and 311 is the method for allowing us to do so.

    You may call or fill out the online 311 form and upload photos. Follow this link >>…/311…/311-Service-Request-Form-36

  • Monday, August 28, 2017 3:57 PM | DNA ADMIN Communications (Administrator)

    The Downtown Neighborhood Association Board is shaken and saddened by the tragic loss of a Board member, dear friends and neighbors, Catherine and William Byron Cocke. Mr. and Mrs. Cocke have been active in not only the Downtown Neighborhood Association but also countless other civic organizations. The Savannah community has lost a shining light in this beautiful couple and while our hearts are heavy, we ask for prayers for their surviving five children and encourage that the media respect the family’s wish for privacy. Our support is unwavering and those closest to the family are committed to helping them in whatever capacity needed in this difficult time.

Office Voicemail: 912.236.8362

Downtown Neighborhood Association of Savannah, GA Inc.
P.O. Box 9416
Savannah, GA 31412

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