Web site will allow residents to have input on master plan

Augusta-area residents can give their input on the city's new master plan through a link on Augusta Tomorrow's Web site.


The local organization and Boston-based consulting firm ICON Architecture Inc. are asking for suggestions on Augusta and North Augusta's plans for the next 20 years.

The link, which can be found by clicking on the green "A Shared Vision" icon, will forward comments to Augusta Tomorrow and ICON, and was finalized Tuesday.

"This is going to be the community's master plan. We want to hear from people in the community," said Camille Price, the chief administrative officer of Augusta Tomorrow.

The plan will map out "Augusta's urban core," which includes the downtown areas in Augusta and North Augusta.

Residents can make suggestions until the first quarter of 2009, when the plan is expected to be completed, Ms. Price said. Possible recommendations include new stores, events or restaurants that would appeal to residents, she said.

The link also provides a project overview, schedule and minutes from recent planning workshops.

The 2008 Master Plan, a project by Augusta Tomorrow and ICON, is designed to provide a blueprint for development in the community.

The city's previous plan was developed in 1982, and all projects, with the exception of the Watermark, have been completed.

The plan, which costs $250,000, is being funded through public and private contributions.

The link can be found at Augusta Tomorrow's Web site, www.augustatomorrow.com.

Reach LaTina Emerson at (706) 823-3227 or latina.emerson@augustachronicle.com.



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