Subdivision plans approved

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The North Augusta Planning Commission unanimously approved Thursday development plans for three subdivisions that ultimately could bring hundreds of new residences to the city.

Commissioners approved a concept plan and a plat for phase I of Sweetwater, which will be located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 25 and Walnut Lane.

The conceptual plan calls for 484 single family houses and 47 live/work residential units on 90.86 acres. The phase I plat includes 94 residences.

According to city documents, the development will require an upgrade of Walnut Lane to six lanes, including two left-turn lanes, at U.S. 25.

City officials have said improvements to Walnut Lane, which will include a traffic light, will cost an estimated $1.5 million. It will be paid for in part by state, city and private funds, the latter coming from developers and SRP Federal Credit Union, which is building a headquarters nearby.

Later, planning commissioners approved of the conceptual plan and a plat for the second phase of Whatley Place Townhouses, located near the intersection of Five Notch and Austin Graybill roads.

The conceptual plan calls for a total of 142 units. The plat was for the first 53 townhouses.

In other business, commissioners approved Copper Pointe, a community of 28 townhomes on four acres on Womrath Road.

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Augusta resident
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Augusta resident 03/21/08 - 01:06 am
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I told ya'll N. Augusta was

I told ya'll N. Augusta was going to be the next C.C.

travelp
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travelp 03/21/08 - 08:45 am
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Where on Walnut Lane is there

Where on Walnut Lane is there room for 484 more houses?

member
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member 03/21/08 - 09:19 am
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yes, where on walnut lane?

yes, where on walnut lane? are they talking about the tree less land on the opposite side of 25 from current walnut lane? i moved out there 6 years ago, but with all this am ready to move back into town or somewhere with less congestion. any idea on what price range these will be?

karmakills123
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karmakills123 03/21/08 - 09:30 am
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Is this ever going to stop??

Is this ever going to stop?? North Augusta is becoming a mass of concrete and asphalt and POORLY BUILT but expensive homes...very sad.........the Greenway is not enough greenspace!!!! Developers and realtor's and city council members who are making tons of money are destroying this once lovely city.......Walnut lane is going to be a nightmare! Which one of the council members is getting rich off of this one?

pofwe
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pofwe 03/21/08 - 09:35 am
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Wuz ya da one dat had said

Wuz ya da one dat had said dat? You are some kinda smart.

jack
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jack 03/21/08 - 10:50 am
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Geez, I notice since living

Geez, I notice since living here in N Augusta that the traffic seems to be getting worse. However, I am ready for NA to grow and prosper and bring some nice restaurants that are almost nil now. Hope no more disasters like the 13th street bridge condos doesn't happen again, though.

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chrisspires 03/21/08 - 10:58 am
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My question is, "Does North

My question is, "Does North Augusta have a plan?" If you look at a current map of the area there doesn't seem to be one. There is an ever increasing number of "residential" development having very little support from an equivalent growth in commercial development. There is no real entertainment in the city. There are very few resteraunts for the number of residents. The only big box retailers of consequence are Wal-Mart and Lowes, which would be ok if there were a strong community of local Mom and Pops. We all know though that "downtown" N.A. is a joke...with no REAL improvements publicly on the way.

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chrisspires 03/21/08 - 11:01 am
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North Augusta, South

North Augusta, South Carolina's Riverfront? Look at a map. North Augusta's riverfront consist of a handful of over priced homes, an under developed "planned" neighborhood...and worst of all...a golf course. Who in their right mind would have allowed the riverfront real estate adjacent to downtown Augusta to be converted into yet another golf course? What a waste.

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iletuknow 03/21/08 - 01:36 pm
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Yes, but it is home to Murphy

Yes, but it is home to Murphy Village, The Travellers! Top that!

i know
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i know 03/21/08 - 01:50 pm
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In order to get commercial

In order to get commercial you have to have residential, not the other way around. After the houses reach a high enough level, the business part will come. You do not build a mall in the middle of nowhere and hope that people will come to it. You build it where they are already at. The Palmetto Parkway will also bring in the people to the area.

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MartinezWest Augusta 03/21/08 - 10:39 pm
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Just home north augusta

Just home north augusta doesn't turn out to have alot of fake neighborhoods, and strip malls like evans. Hepzhibah to me still has the most upside to me. Over evans, harlem, grovetown, north augsuta, and martinez. Aiken, and thomson i hope don't become apart of augusta. Where it is contiously built up from augusta to both. I hope one of these areas doesn't kill all the trees.

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