The Savannah Morning News
September 17, 2008
More than 100 people watched as developers, city and county leaders and preschoolers from the nearby Lady Bamford Center broke ground on the “Sustainable Fellwood” development Tuesday morning.
A group of public and private partners is redeveloping the old Fellwood Homes into an environmentally friendly, mixed-use development.
The project’s design will save energy by maximizing natural lighting with efficient windows and exteriors.
Other features will include highly reflective roofs and low-flow water faucets and toilets.
During the groundbreaking, Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson promised more developments of this kind for Savannah.
Also speaking Tuesday was Martin Melaver, CEO of Melaver Inc., the project’s master developer.
Melaver is working in partnership with Parallel Housing, Progressive Redevelopment and Vanguard developers and in collaboration with Lott + Barber, Catamount Constructors, the city of Savannah and CHSA Development of Savannah.
Site work began late last month. Contractors have been moving palm trees and readying the foundations for buildings in the first phase of the project, which will include 110 apartments, a clubhouse, an organic community garden and a 4-acre park