Plan Brings New Vision To The Two Augustas

A new master plan for the Georgia cities of Augusta and North Augusta looks to create a unified vision for the area geared around economic development and new housing beyond the traditional downtown.

"Augusta Tomorrow, a private group of visionaries, deemed its first master plan, completed in 1982, a success and embarked last year on a new master plan with a scope stretching beyond downtown."

"'This is not a plan for Augusta that North Augusta has been a part of. This is not a plan for North Augusta that Augusta has been a part of,' Mr. Jones said. 'This is a plan for the whole area with the ultimate goal of us being able to do things that can compliment each other and make this a better place.'"

"Augusta Tomorrow spent $275,000 on the plan. Of that, $95,000 came from the Augusta Commission, $31,000 from the North Augusta City Council and the rest from private donations."

"The 200-page plan focuses on nine 'market creation projects' that could revitalize neighborhoods in both cities. The projects are clusters of other projects that would create a destination attraction and be a catalyst for other development, said John Shields, a principal with ICON."

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