Augusta residents give feedback on downtown redevelopment plan

Augusta residents give feedback on downtown redevelopment plan

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG)

Augusta residents met at the municipal building on Thursday afternoon to weigh in on the city's downtown redevelopment plan.

The suggestions were flowing with folks voicing concerns about extending the Augusta Common area, making ordinances food truck friendly, and providing shuttles for our neighbors around the CSRA to make it into town a little easier.

There was one thing that everyone in the room agreed on-the city needs more parking!

"Eighty percent of our parking is taken up by business owners, these loft apartments or people who work downtown. We've got to get aggressive and do something.  How can a retail store survive if the loft and business people are parked, where will the shoppers park? They wont have a place," said Commissioner Marion Williams.

If you were unable to make the meeting, you can still submit your comments to the city's planning and development department by emailing  Planning_Commission@augustaga.gov.

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