augusta, g.a (WFXG) - A SOUTH AUGUSTA NEIGHBORHOOD IS OVERJOYED, AFTER THE AUGUSTA COMMISSION DENIED PETITIONS That would have allowed two separate developments to be BUILT NEAR THEM.

SINCE NOVEMBER, RESIDENTS WHO RESIDE NEAR WINDSOR SPRING AND RICHMOND HILLS HAVE BEEN COMING BEFORE THE COMMISSION IN HOPES OF PREVENTING UNWAnTED DEVELOPMENTS in their area.

THE two PETITIONS DENIED AT TUESDAY’S COMMISSION MEETING WOULD HAVE ALLOWED A RESIDENTIAL APARTMENT COMPLEX TO BE BUILT AS WELL AS A GAS STATION. NEIGHBORS SAY the potential developments WOULD NEGATIVELY AFFECT THEIR PROPERTIES AS THEY ARE EXTREMELY CLOSE TO THE HOUSES.

70 NEIGHBORS SHOWED UP TO THE MEETING IN SUPPORT OF PRESERVING THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND NEARLY 200 SIGNED a PETITION in favor of stopping the developments.

“WE JUST WANT OUR COMMUNITY TO BE HEARD," says south augusta resident, LEe Myers. WE’RE NOT AGAINST DEVELOPMENT, WE’RE FOR DEVELOPMENT. BUT, wE ALL LIVE IN OUR COMMUNITY AND WE WANT TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY HEALTHY AND safe TO GROW. IT TAKES SMART DEVELOPMENT, THE RIGHT DEVELOPMENT, NOT JUST ANYTHING BUT THE RIGHT THING.”

RESIDENTS SAY THEY WANT GROWTH FOR SOUTH AUGUSTA, IF IT’S DONE THE RIGHT WAY. they WERE OPEN TO A PARTNERSHIP with the developers in which both parties could benefit. residents tell fox54 they are grateful to the COMMISSION FOR HEARING THE COMMUNITY OUT.

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