Augusta Sustainable Development Agenda

Augusta-Richmond County commissioned a $500,000 study that divides the city into urban, suburban and rural character areas, designates "strategic action corridors" for immediate action, creates an extensive best-practices policy agenda and devises "prototype projects" for each of the areas.

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Project attracts business to 15th Street, official says

Fifteen small businesses, five large developers and at least two major companies have expressed interest in the 15th Street corridor after a project provided a vision for a place residents say is ...
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

Study released for 15th Street project

The findings of a $1.8 million study include building a fish farm, community gardens and lakes near new housing and business in Augusta's urban core.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013

Small parks added in Laney-Walker

Small but mighty – that’s how urban design experts describe “pocket parks” such as the one recently completed as part of the Laney-Walker neighborhood revitalization project.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012

Residents give feedback on 15th Street corridor

Safety, walkability and employment are a few issues residents of the 15th Street-Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard-Deans Bridge Road corridor told project leaders they want addressed in a new ...
By Lisa Kaylor | Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012

Development concerns local residents

Residents at a public meeting Wednesday on Augusta's master plan expressed their concerns that widening 15th Street would force them from their homes, including at Cherry Street Crossing.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012

Redevelopment plan meeting scheduled

A meeting will be held Wednesday on the first phase of Augusta's Sustainable Development plan, which promotes redevelopment along 15th Street from John C. Calhoun Expressway to Regency Mall.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, Aug 23, 2012

Talks begin on redevelopment

Connecting the Laney-Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods to the downtown business district was a discussion topic on the first day of a conference to design a sustainability plan.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, June 25, 2012

Team to review area's sustainability

A panel of experts is eyeing the Laney-Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods to make a plan that keeps the area's revitalization efforts on track.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, June 24, 2012

Copenhaver to present at Santa Fe conference

Mayor Deke Copenhaver will be a guest presenter at the Mayor's Institute on City Design conference being held Wednesday through Friday in Santa Fe, N.M.
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011

Corridor plan gains financing

The priority corridor designated in Augusta’s new Sustainable Development Agenda received a shot in the arm today with the announcement of a $1.8 million grant award.
By Susan McCord | Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Candidates discuss green agenda

Calling himself "Augusta's first green mayor," Deke Copenhaver had a home-court advantage at a candidates' forum Tuesday sponsored by Metro Augusta Green Scene, an environmental group.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010

Augusta gets development plan but no assistance

Although authored by the same John Shields and intended to pick up where the Westobou Vision for downtown Augusta and North Augusta left off, the city's new Sustainable Development Agenda differs ...
By Susan McCord | Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010

Residents fascinated at showing

Hunger for a grander city was fed Thursday when planners for the Augusta Sustainable Development Agenda revealed details of the $1.1 billion facelift of Richmond County.
By Tracey McManus | Friday, Oct. 15, 2010

County's master plan to be unveiled

Augusta unveils its new master plan today, a massive, $500,000 document detailing $1.5 billion in development projects across Richmond County, known as the Augusta Sustainable Development Agenda.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010

Master plan's strides visible

As Augusta prepares to adopt its newest master plan, signs are slim -- but not nonexistent -- of progress under the Westobou master plan, adopted 19 months ago.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010

City's newest marvel garners appreciation

People were lined up an hour before the ribbon was cut and the doors opened at the new 95,000-square-foot library Friday.
By Sylvia Cooper | Saturday, June 26, 2010

Gordon Highway may see change

'Master plan' might bring changes to Gordon Highway, according to comments at tonight's public meeting.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, June 24, 2010

Public meeting tonight on Augusta future

Consultants preparing a new master plan for Richmond County will offer the public a chance to  offer comments and suggestions during a public meeting tonight.
Thursday, June 24, 2010

Public input sought on Augusta future

Consultants preparing a new master plan for Richmond County will offer the public a chance to see their work -- and offer comments and suggestions -- during a public meeting Thursday night.
By Rob Pavey | Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Plan urges city to reuse vacant sites

Planning a sustainable future for Augusta's outlying areas presents challenges that are vastly different from those of downtown.
By Rob Pavey | Saturday, May 22, 2010
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