Augusta holds public meeting to review downtown upgrades

Augusta holds public meeting to review downtown upgrades

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The City of Augusta held a public meeting to review downtown Augusta upgrades.

The upgrades will be a part of the $81 million raised via the penny sales tax. Folks got to see renderings of the upgrades, including a gateway at the 13th street coordinator.

Director of Landscaping Gary Warner says this meeting was to receive feedback and concerns from the public. "Essentially we are not addressing buildings or anything like that, it's just strictly infrastructure improvements. So hopefully this will start to drive some economic, start to repair some damaged, sidewalks and streets and start to drive some new businesses into downtown."

Project officials don't expect groundbreaking on the improvements for at least another year.

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