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A Lake Reservoir.

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Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

A Lake Reservoir.

Entertainment & Shopping District.

Flooding Problem Solution.

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The Creek on the Blue Mile is best described as a revitalization project within a portion of Downtown Statesboro. The project will involve creating a recreational reservoir and creek side pedestrian promenade which will provide unique residential, commercial, cultural and recreational opportunities, while enhancing the quality of life for the community.

Goals of the project include addressing and mitigating current flooding concerns within this portion of the City, provide a regional stormwater detention facility, create developable land to be utilized for commercial, residential and community use, and to reinforce the ongoing revitalization effort within the area.

Technical considerations shall be identified and solved in the early stages of the project to determine the physical goals of the project can actually be met. These considerations include physical, environmental concerns relating to wetland mitigation and permitting requirements in relation to the modification of Little Lotts Creek, construction of a regional detention pond, solving potential utility conflicts, modifying roadway crossings, and addressing flood plain issues.


Once all technical considerations have been addressed, land is acquired, construction plans and specifications are developed, permits for construction are obtained from the authorities having jurisdiction, a contractor will be selected and the project can be constructed as envisioned. The end result of the project will feature a recreational reservoir located west of South College Street with various amenities, a pedestrian promenade along Little Lotts Creek between South College Street and Zetterower Avenue with commercial, residential and community uses. The project will also feature a reconfigured City park between Fair Road and Zetterower Avenue including recreation, entertainment, educational and aesthetic features.

Although the Creek on the Blue Mile project has many potential obstacles, it has even greater opportunities and end benefits. Thorough planning and design efforts are paramount to the success of this project. Based on the information obtained from the various resources cited and the information presented herein; EMC Engineering Services, Inc. recommends the continuation of this project.

Feasibility Study

The primary objective of the project is to reduce the impacts of major storm events that impact the project corridor with localized flooding. The results of the primary objective will present a secondary result; the development of a creek side park. The Creek at the Blue Mile will be unique in Southeast Georgia and will provide direct connectivity to Downtown Statesboro and Georgia Southern University via its connectivity with the Blue Mile Streetscape project.

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Commission Members



Keely Fennell
Blue Mile Foundation

Darron Burnette
Blue Mile Foundation

Allen Muldrew
DSDA

Phyllis Thompson
Chamber of Commerce

Doug Lambert
Creek Authority / Funding

Becky Davis
Convention & Visitor's Bureau

Jenny Foss
Statesboro Magazine

Billy Hickman
Dabbs, Hickman, Hill, & Cannon

Donald Chavers
YMCA

Laura Marsh
Statesboro Law Group

Rob Whitaker
CGeorgia Southern University

Frank D'Archangelo
DPR Architecture

Trip Addison
Georgia Southern University

Jamie Grady
Averitt Art Center

Jason Boyles
City of Statesboro

Andy Burns
Burns Land Company

Jeff Yawn
Statesboro City Council

Todd Manack
DSDA

Dawn Oliver
GSU / Art on the Creek

Billy Allen
Bulloch County Development Authority