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Walton Communities selected for Cherry Tree site

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:49 PM
Last updated Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 1:43 AM
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The Marietta, Ga.-based developer that created Walton Oaks and the Legacy at Walton Oaks at the site of a former housing project has been tapped to build more apartments for Augusta Housing Authority.

The housing authority voted Thursday to enter into an agreement with developer Walton Communities to build a housing complex at the site of Cherry Tree Crossing, an aging housing project on 15th Street the authority is tearing down. After a bidding process that began about 30 days ago, a review committee awarded Walton Communities the most points, 376, over The Woda Group, Miller Valentine and H.J. Russell and Co., authority Executive Director Jacob Oglesby said.

The Woda Group, of Savannah, was runner-up with 290 points, according to a bid tabulation sheet.

Though a developer has been selected, most Cherry Tree residents still remain in their homes.

Buddy Oldfield, the authority director of resident services, said that of 355 families that lived at Cherry Tree, 311 remained Thursday. That could change rapidly as the authority distributes 153 more vouchers by today.

Of the families that have moved, 23 used vouchers and 14 “moved on their own” – including some court-ordered evictions, Oldfield said.

Asked about resident complaints by authority member David Steele, Oldfield said he had heard only one, from a woman who disliked the counselor assigned to help her family relocate.

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PhiloPublius
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PhiloPublius 10/17/13 - 04:32 pm
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I guess I must be a racist...

Today I learned that you cant be against Obama's agenda, against welfare, against EBT cards or food stamps, against voter fraud, against deadbeats living off of the working class, against illegal immigration, or against free public housing without being labeled as a racist...

So since the definition of racist must now mean "Conservative" I guess I am a racist and proud of it.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 10/17/13 - 05:31 pm
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Lookout South Augusta. More

Lookout South Augusta. More Section 8 vouchers coming your way. Make sure you hike the rent payments up on them to pay the RAIN TAX.

Hmm, same company keeps getting the contracts. Follow the money.

Pops
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Pops 10/17/13 - 06:52 pm
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Gentrification

This will help in the gentrification of the urban core/medical college area. Young, professional, hip, smart people will gravitate to this area and if they stay indoors with the doors locked....may stay alive......

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 10/17/13 - 09:46 pm
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Thank you section 8 inventers

for ruining nice middle class neighborhoods all over South Augusta. It will come back to bite you though when the property values go down. People leave and sell their houses at a loss and you have nobody left to milk to pay for the downtown trough...

JRC2024
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JRC2024 10/17/13 - 10:27 pm
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Move the Cherry Tree people

Move the Cherry Tree people to Columbia County and give them a taste of what it is like. Sheriff Whittle will like that I am sure.

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 10/18/13 - 06:51 am
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Tear down one project to
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Tear down one project to build another under a different name. We should just pull out a map, find a neighboring community that has about died (abandoned) and build there. Put in a grocery store if there isn't one already, a few other services and use these places being knocked down to build something that's actually useful for the community

nocnoc
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nocnoc 10/18/13 - 07:11 am
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Why is it Liberals & Socialists love Section 8 vouchers?

But fight Tooth and Nail when it comes to School Vouchers that would better educate and prepare children for the real world?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 10/18/13 - 07:32 am
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Bass Pro knew what was coming to I-20 & Flowing Wells Rd.
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Austin nailed those apartment complexes on Washington Rd at Mullins Crossing. Who rents a four bedroom apartment?

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