Carver State Bank
The owners of Carver State Bank came to Gunn Meyerhoff Shay with an interesting opportunity—to build a new headquarters for their bank, and make room for a grocery store that would bring fresh food to a “food desert”. Together, we developed a master plan that accommodated the international franchise Food Lion, and created for them a new model for future urban locations. The firm got the plan approved by the Historic District Board of Review, MPC, and City of Savannah, through a cooperative process. The final design added a compatible building to an important gateway to Savannah on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The project was completed in 2011, at a construction cost of $4,000,000.