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Savannah Asking for $120 Million for New Civic Center

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$120 million.

That's how much tax money the city of Savannah is asking to help build a new Civic Center.

The current Savannah Civic Center holds hundreds of events every year, but city officials say it's outdated, and could be a bigger draw for bigger acts.  

That's why Savannah City Manager Stephanie Cutter is asking for $120-million in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax money to help build a new facility.

Cutter tells News 3 there are 4 different possible Civic Center sites, including near the Springfield canal at Gwinnett and Styles avenue, the Savannah River Landing site, a spot near the corner of Bay street and MLK boulevard, and to build on the same site where the current Civic Center now stands.

The city was pledged $58-million from the last SPLOST, but claims that since tax revenue came in lower than expected, they only have saved about $20-million for the project so far.

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