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  1. There is another upscale strip center going up on Furys Ferry rd. at Evans to Lock rd.
  2. That is FANTASTIC News! That area has sooooo much potential.
  3. There is a lot of acreage being cleared on Washinton Road in Evans before you get to Windmill plantation on the right on your way towards Pollards Corner. Does anyone know what this is going to be? Im guessing a new subdivision given its size?
  4. Downtown there finally seems like some activity going on. The library is underway, the judicial center area is being cleared, Condo-conversions on Broad Street are finished/finishing up, Starbucks and Quiznos at Marriott, townhomes on James Brown are up, St. sebastion way is "underway", and plenty of more projects starting soon! I know there is a 4 story cardiac center being built at University Hospital but can anyone tell me what the crane is for that I see on JC expressway at the Medical College?
  5. There is a nice rendering of the proposed School of Dentistry at MCG. Looks like a 4-5 floor building. Should start construction this summer. http://spotted.augusta.com/chronicle/displ...mp;photo=645499
  6. socaguy

    Aiken County

    I was in North Augusta the other day and the Downtown area is really starting to liven up. The new Municipal Building is coming along nicely, the new Jackson square (2 floor streetfront retail project) is filling up with stores and boutiques, and Hammonds Ferry continues to amaze me. Georgia avenue/13th street bridge is probably the most impressive entrances to Downtown Augusta.
  7. Does anyone know what the development behind the hotels near the I-520-Gordon Hwy interchange is going to be? They have cleared alot of land and it is visible from 520. Also, does anyone know how far along ADP is? Id like to drive by next time Im in Augusta.
  8. Wasnt there a CarMax in Augusta years ago??? Seems like it but maybe not.
  9. That sucks I like the old design much better. I guess the Augusta Historic Pres. Commission doesnt appreciate anything other than older buildings. Its a shame.
  10. I wonder if the author was referring to the townhouses going up in that area, (Walton way)
  11. This Sucks. I like the modern design of the library. Why does everything in Augusta have to have a "cheap" Southern look to it with "warmer" earth tones. I suppose they will put columns on it and perhaps a cheap looking green steel roof???
  12. socaguy

    Aiken County

    Great Pic! I guess the building will have 4 floors but with all the extra stuff on top will be the height of a 5-6 floor building or maybe more.
  13. Thats excellent news! I think Downtown is getting ready to boom.
  14. I know the Home Depot in Evans is open but wasnt there supposed to be some more shops including a grocery store and some out parcel restaurants that were going to go into the same development? Anything open there yet? Also, the apartments noted above, are they a go or did Nimbys shoot this down like they did the upscale apartments that were supposed to go at RiverNorth in N. Augusta?
  15. Man, when I worked at Macy's back in the 90's there was only a Macys East and a Macy's West. Of course New York was the main store for Macys East but Atlanta (Lenox) was always considered second. There was always some type of competition going on between the NY region and the Atlanta region, (which included Florida). Times have changed and Macys is just about everywhere now!
  16. socaguy

    Aiken County

    North Augusta has the edge over Evans in the landscaping department as well. They have beautifully landscaped key intersections and entrances to the city much better than Evans has. Interestingly, North Augusta has used lots of Palm trees and subtropicals for their plantings as well, (which I love,) so it has a much different feel than other parts of the metro...especially in warmer months.
  17. socaguy

    Aiken County

    Looks like a new Kroger and some additional outparcel space will be built near the Lowes in North Augusta. Here is an excerpt from the article in North Augusta Today, "The 70,720-square-foot supermarket will be part of the Shops at River Commons along Knox Avenue near Lowe's. Plans for the site include a Kroger gas station and space for an additional 14,000 square feet of retail space to be divided into small shops, according to the site plan." Also, from the same publication, the zoning commision has given the go-ahead for Savannah River Federal Credit Union to build its 2 story, 60,000 sq. ft. headquarters building on Highway 25. There will be space on that land to build additional buildings as well.
  18. augga706, I wasnt able to pull up the very last of those 3 links. What was it about? Thanks!
  19. Truthfully I never look at city population when trying to determine how large a city actually is. Augusta had 44,000 people in its small city limits back in the 90's but it also had 10 times as many people in its metro area. Same as Atlanta or even Greenville SC.
  20. But he has a valid point no matter where he lives. It's not like he was comparing NoLa to Ga! Georgia HAS NOT done a very good job at regulating growth and controlling pollution. Personally I wouldnt take a dip in any of Georgias lakes either!
  21. jungletobacco...just the idea of "gated communities". I think they belong in the burbs, (if even there.) Residential development would be awesome on the canal but not in the form of a gated community...just an opionion.
  22. Agreeing with Topher. Mcormick, (the town itself) is probably just as linked with Greenwood as it is with Augusta...probably moreso. However, as Topher mentioned, there are a few small riverfront subdivisions that have popped up over the last 5-7 years right at the border of Columbia County Ga. As he also mentioned it is pretty much built up all the way to the Mcormick County border and Furys Ferry road is booming. All it would take is a large scale subdivision to go up in Mcormick Co., (which will eventually happen) and bam...it would become a part of the MSA.
  23. EXACTLY what Downtown Augusta needs....affordable but attractive residential! I have a feeling the Laney Walker area is going to go through a huge renaissance!
  24. I see Savannah growing by leaps and bounds over the next 10 years...probably all of coastal Georgia. Baby boomers are retiring and the coast is a hot place to be. Not to mention all the Floridians who want to live the Florida lifestyle (mild winter temps, access to beaches, etc.) but dont want to live in Florida.
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