University aims to construct new building atop old cemetery


SAVANNAH, Ga. – A public hearing is planned to consider concerns about Savannah State University's plans to build a science and technology center on the site of an old cemetery.

University officials plan to build a 30,000-square-foot science and technology center on the site.

The Savannah Morning News reported that the area was part of the Placentia Plantation Colored Cemetery a century ago.

The newspaper reports that workers surveying the site had discovered anomalies believed to be graves containing the remains of three to five people.

A public hearing is scheduled for April 11 at the Chatham County Courthouse to hear input from citizens on the university's plan.