North Augusta OKs agreement for riverfront development

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North Augusta City Council passed an economic development agreement Monday that includes a proposal for a Family Y building with a pool.

The agreement passed 5-2, with Councilmen Arthur Shealy and Jason Whinghter opposing.

The agreement is between the city of North Augusta and North Augusta Riverfront Co. LLC, the original developers of Hammond’s Ferry.

The agreement involves a more-than-25-acre site next to the Savannah River near the 13th Street bridge.

Developers would be required to build two 4,000-square-foot, multistory buildings that could house businesses such as restaurants, shops, a bed and breakfast and more, said Mayor Lark Jones.

The proposal also includes a Family Y building with a pool and privately developed single family homes.

As far as the city is concerned, the agreement includes building parts of the roads and contributing 25 percent toward the parking lot.

A park along the riverfront is also included, said Jones, noting that it could be likened to the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort, S.C., and the Battery & White Point Gardens in Charleston, S.C.

The city has authorized the design of the park. Funding is available but has not been allocated yet, he said.

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single parent 12/18/12 - 12:04 pm
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WOW Augusta T center looking real good now huh?

jamc1103
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jamc1103 12/18/12 - 01:01 pm
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baseball stadium

Did an article a few days ago say they were going to potentially put a baseball stadium here too? Or is this article talking about a different development?

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countyman 12/18/12 - 03:02 pm
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Singleparent... Is the TEE

Singleparent... Is the TEE center the only current project you know of downtown? I' asking because, it's only one of many. Why would Augusta need another YMCA downtown?

Two 4k sq. ft buildings, YMCA, and the park is good news...

Jamc113. I think you'll hear the info surrounding the stadium tommorrow. This plan is just in case the voters don't approve Project Jackson.

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single parent 12/18/12 - 04:26 pm
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CountyMan

I pick on that because it is so obvious why it made it through. Like I told you before my "FATHER" was on X boards in the 70's and 80's/went to school with many of our Georgia officials and I know why things are getting done or not getting done as they should per the amount of people in the CSRA. Again a once a year golf event and a Tcenter is not going to fix what plagues Augusta. Tcenter wise we at once sold/purchased every room at the Marriott/Radison a while back for our event which was televised because people were amazed at what we were doing. Do you know we got the worse room rates and treatment for guaranteed all rooms sold with a year in advance notice. Other events that are pets of the owner/ management got unbelievable rates/perks. I am an associate of David Lee Roth, G Clinton, Larry Blackmon, Luda and many others that move and shake, which through direct word of mouth will tell you the same things I am saying my friend. Facts are facts look around you. A factory/business here or there has nothing to do with something to do in the human eye. People do not go to NYC because it is neat and tidy, they go because it is always something happening. BOTTOM LINE! ! I will never go to The ATL or Charlotte and not have anything to do. First Friday should be fixed not complained about!
Look at how many atheletes come out of the South East; Look how many legends of music came out of this area and none of them want to claim the city! SAD! SAD!
This is a City not a "PET PROJECT"

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itsanotherday1 12/19/12 - 12:41 am
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single parent

TELL IT LIKE IT IS!!

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