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Waterways breaks ground on Marina Village
Waterways groundbreaking
Pictured at the groundbreaking are (left to right) Shanna Schwab, Waterways, Ted Flake, Keller Enterprises, Shane Strause, Waterways, Doug Davis, Waterways, .Jimmy Burnsed, Bryan County and Lonnie Kinlaw, Waterways. Photo provided.

Concrete was poured at the site of the Waterways Marina, and a groundbreaking celebration took place recently.

Waterways’ Marina Village, the forthcoming mixed-use, marsh-front destination, will be accessible to both Waterways and Bryan County residents. Marina Village will include a drystack storage facility and launching docks, complemented by a selection of retail, dining, fitness and outdoor amenities.

The drystack storage facility at Waterways Marina, which is located on Redbird Waterway, will provide space for nearly 200 boats up to 35 feet. The location is only a 9-mile boat ride out to the Atlantic Ocean, and the drystack storage facility is slated to open this fall. It will be one of the only facilities providing this type of accessibility in the region. Notably, a percentage of the dry slips will be designated for Bryan County residents who do not live in Waterways, yet the project is completely funded by Waterways.

 Accompanying the drystack storage facility will be Cottenham Exchange, a mixed-use amenity building featuring a general store, café-like eatery, yoga and fitness studios for residents. Savannah Square Park, an open-air venue for both leisure and entertainment, will sit beside Cottenham Exchange.

 Cottenham Exchange is expected to open in 2020. The retail portion will be accessible to all visitors, while the pool and other homeowner association amenities will be for the exclusive use of Waterways residents.

 On March 15, a group of Waterways residents took part in the Marina Village groundbreaking ceremony. At this event, Doug Davis, President and CEO of Fletcher Davis and the developer of Waterways, led the group on a grand tour of Harbor View Drive, the road that leads to Waterways Marina.  

 “Instead of only offering access to our Grand Lagoon behind premium homesites, we’ve created Harbor View Drive – an experience that all residents and visitors to our marina will get to enjoy,” Davis said.

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