New affordable housing opens in South Augusta, area continuing t - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

New affordable housing opens in South Augusta, area continuing to see growth

SOUTH AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

Growth in the South Augusta Corridor reached another milestone. One of it's premier apartment complexes held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday.

A $20 million plus investment in South Augusta comes in the form of The Peach Orchard Apartments. Affordable housing combined with top of the line amenities means a chance of a better quality of life for many people living here. 

For Pamela Johnson a veteran who was medically discharged, she's had a lot to smile about the past several months including a new place to call home.

"I wasn't comfortable with that for myself and I saw other things and I came across Peach Orchard," says Johnson.

The 240 units at The Peach Orchard Apartments in South Augusta are reserved for people making 60 percent of the median income or less than $35,000 for a family of 4.

"As far as people like me, individuals like me and families that want better for themselves. We want to live in a better area," explains Johnson.

The development set the bar high for affordable housing with something Johnson didn't have prior to living here and that's security. "I mean it's a gated community so that's some added security and I'm speechless because I don't know what to say, I love everything about it."

Commissioner Ben Hasan says when the project was in the beginning stages, he was unsure if it could flourish in this area.

"Housing complexes are shutting down across the nation including Richmond County so we wanted a great product. we were concerned about the quality of product we were going to bring to South Augusta," says Commissioner Hasan. 

But the uncertainty was gone after seeing what the project could bring to the area. As for Johnson, she plans to take full advantage of what her new home has to offer.

"I'm looking forward to the summer so I can take a dip in the pool and go to the fitness center and it offers a lot for the fitness center." Growth in South Augusta isn't finished yet. In the next couple of weeks, a medical care center will open a few miles down the street. 

Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Burke County Animal Services Director resigns

    Burke County Animal Services Director resigns

    Friday, June 15 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-06-16 02:32:08 GMT
    Burke County Sheriff's Office (WFXG)Burke County Sheriff's Office (WFXG)

    The Burke County Animal Services Director turned in his resignation just seven months after starting the job. Peter Williams was the first director of the brand new animal services department. It's a need Burke county has had for a while and Williams leaving puts the plans for the new department on hold. This position is now open and county commissioners are looking to fill it soon.

    More >>

    The Burke County Animal Services Director turned in his resignation just seven months after starting the job. Peter Williams was the first director of the brand new animal services department. It's a need Burke county has had for a while and Williams leaving puts the plans for the new department on hold. This position is now open and county commissioners are looking to fill it soon.

    More >>
  • Savannah River Remediation Internship Program Open

    Savannah River Remediation Internship Program Open

    Friday, June 15 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-06-16 02:30:49 GMT
    A new internship program with the Savannah River Remediation is giving local college students a glimpse at their future careers. (Source: WFXG)A new internship program with the Savannah River Remediation is giving local college students a glimpse at their future careers. (Source: WFXG)

    A new internship program with the Savannah River Remediation is giving local college students a glimpse at their future careers. 

    More >>

    A new internship program with the Savannah River Remediation is giving local college students a glimpse at their future careers. 

    More >>
  • R.C.S.O. looking to question man in reference to Forgery

    R.C.S.O. looking to question man in reference to Forgery

    Friday, June 15 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-06-16 02:25:37 GMT

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office say it needs the public's help in identifying this man. He is wanted for questioning in reference to a Forgery 4th Degree that occurred on 04/30/2018 at Wells Fargo located at 2524 Tobacco Road. If you have this man's whereabouts, you're asked to call the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at (706) 821-1023 or (706) 821-1020. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office say it needs the public's help in identifying this man. He is wanted for questioning in reference to a Forgery 4th Degree that occurred on 04/30/2018 at Wells Fargo located at 2524 Tobacco Road. If you have this man's whereabouts, you're asked to call the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at (706) 821-1023 or (706) 821-1020. Copyright 2018 WFXG. All rights reserved.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly