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New proposal plans for people to "Live Augusta...be a downtowner"

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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

UPDATE: The next meeting of Live Augusta...Be a Downtowner, a new organization recently formed to promote downtown living, civic involvement and neighborhood social interaction will take place on April 30th at 4 pm in the offices of the Downtown Development Authority. Participating neighborhoods include Olde Towne, Harrisburg, Laney Walker, and the downtown area. Those interested in helping should contact Kenley Dick, kenley@teamkenley.com.

ORIGINAL STORY:

It's a plan that promises to bring the communities of Augusta's urban core together.

"We've come up with a plan to promote downtown living, civic involvement, and neighborhood social interaction," said organizer and realtor Kenley Dick.

Dick has named the proposal "live Augusta...be a Downtowner!"

"Living downtown is about the ambiance, the character, and the history that is down here," he said.

Part of the plan involves bridging together the many different communities down. You have the nightlife and retail of Broad Street, the historic charm of Harrisburg and Oldetown, and the blossoming residential area of Laney Walker Bethlehem and Twiggs Circle. The hard part is bringing them all together.

"It's a total melting pot of people," Dick said. "You don't just see one age group or demographic, it's a large group of people that are all different."

The proposal is just gearing up, so all the specifics are still to be decided.

"We're in the beginning stages of planning some social events, to kind of find some of these common threads that people have," Dick said. "Once we do that, we can start launching out other projects that we want to do."

The hope is that this proposal will continue to help the recent boom in development in the downtown corridor.

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