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In any case Evans needs to develop an identity beyond just strip malls and subdivisions..

A true town center model need only to have about a quarter mile radius..

We will have to see if a true town center model emerges in Evans.. hopefully it does.

Those are not a part of the town center. They may be on land that was going to be included in the town center...but they are not anymore. Frankly they didn't need a town center that big anyway..they are not even an official city. So I'm happy that Evans is doing what it's doing in it's town center.

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In any case Evans needs to develop an identity beyond just strip malls and subdivisions..

A true town center model need only to have about a quarter mile radius..

We will have to see if a true town center model emerges in Evans.. hopefully it does.

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Marshall square should start soon. Augusta mall has touch every new lifestyle center in the metro area. "What's happening is perhaps the Columbia County portion of the metropolitan market is having to grow a little more to support something like this," Mr. Browning said.

57.5 acres, which will include a hotel, offices, restaurants, retail shops and living spaces.

Great news for evans.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/010208/met_178881.shtml

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Columbia County Planning Commission voted Thursday night to recommend the rezoning of 10 acre for use as apartments. This Martinez neighborhood would gain hundreds of new people

the land at the corner of Washington and Kroger roads abuts about 20 acres already zoned apartment-residential, according to county records.

312-unit proposed apartment complex

an upscale apartment complex targeted to young professionals at an average cost of $900 per month per apartment.

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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?

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The last time I was in Evans, just the Home Depot was open. As far as that apartment complex, yes they shot it down..however part of land is zoned for aparments anyway, so they may sitll get built. However the devolpers said they won't be able to make them as upscale so it looks like the residents shot themselves in the foot.

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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?

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Carpet Shop's owners invest in Evans location

The showroom has been open since mid-November, but the grand opening is this month.

The 11,000-square-foot store almost is triple the space of their former Washington Road store in Martinez, Mr. Farr said. The added space means the store can display hundreds of flooring options from rugs to vinyl to wood and of course, carpet.

That means creating a relaxing atmosphere. The Evans showroom includes a seating area with a flat-panel television, soft music and coffee for customers.

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A small group of Columbia County officials and developers toured Tuesday a new path that's available for bikers and walkers through the woods of Grovetown near Euchee Creek.

A greenway master plan sets as a goal the construction of a trail system, connecting to Grovetown's Euchee Creek Trails and then following the Euchee Creek basin to Patriots Park. From there, the trail would extend from Bartram Trail through Riverside Park, circumnavigate the proposed Evans Town Center Park, and connect to an asphalt path on Evans to Locks Road that goes to Savannah Rapids Pavilion.

Officials say greenway trails in Grovetown off to good start

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Widen Gibbs Road.....$2 million. Widen Owens Road.....$2.1 million

15 miles of dirt road paving.....$10.9 million. Blanchard Woods Park phase 2 (includes seven soccer fields, some restrooms and parking).....$6.5 million

Wildwood Park improvements.....$2 million. Evans Town Center Park.....$8 million

Savannah Rapids Pavilion renovations.....$1.5 million

Reed Creek Park phase 3 (includes an extension of the boardwalk, a bridge and outdoor classrooms).....$800,000

Bartram Trail Golf Course clubhouse.....$1.6 million. Additions to justice center.....$13.4 million. Acquisition of Water Works property.....$2.5 million. Georgia State Patrol post.....$2 million. Sheriff's office administration building and renovations.....$3.5 million. Detention center addition.....$6 million. Driver's training course.....$3.5 million. New animal control facility.....$2.3 million. Fire vehicle and equipment replacement.....$2.8 million. Economic development.....$2 million

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/041208/met_194714.shtml

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Major growth coming to the city of Grovetown

Retail project's plan includes hotels

The Gateway is a stretch of property bordering Interstate 20 at the Lewiston Road exit near Grovetown. The consulting firm of Jordan, Jones and Goulding recently completed a master plan for the 2,500-acre Gateway Town Center concept.

THE PLAN

The master plan includes two "big-box" retail stores, four smaller retail spaces, three mixed-use buildings, two hotels, a town square, a theater complex, a museum, a multipurpose building and an arena surrounding two small lakes.

Consultants envisioned the Gateway Town Center as a pedestrian-friendly center with a design concept called "new urbanism," which refers to multifunctional developments supporting residences, businesses and recreation.

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Work continues on the interchange of Lewiston Road and Interstate 20. Columbia County has approved a master plan for the Gateway project, a mixed-use project at the I-20 exit.

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Construction in cities of evans, grovetown and martinez

Ronald Reagan Drive in Evans will extend this summer into a proposed multi-use development, but it won't immediately serve as a connector between two busy roads. storyPhotos();

The developers of Marshall Square, a 52-acre planned-unit development between Evans Town Center Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive, intend to build a road bisecting the development. The new road, placed directly across Ronald Reagan Drive where it intersects Evans Town Center Boulevard, will eventually bear Mr. Reagan's name when it meets Industrial Park Drive on the opposite side of Marshall Square, according to county officials.

Columbia County also has plans to expand River Watch and William Few parkways.

The state Transportation Department is buying rights of way to extend River Watch Parkway down Petersburg Road and then to Washington Road across from the intersection at Town Center Boulevard. DOT officials estimate the project will cost about $65 million. The extension will provide an alternative to Washington Road for drivers traveling between Evans and downtown Augusta.

The DOT also plans to extend William Few Parkway to Hardy McManus Road as part of a $23.7 million project.

On the other end of the parkway, where it meets Columbia Road, county officials want to extend it to Chamblin Road near the new Grovetown High School. Officials hope this extension will ease traffic on Chamblin Road once the high school opens

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Construction in cities of evans, grovetown and martinez

Ronald Reagan Drive in Evans will extend this summer into a proposed multi-use development, but it won't immediately serve as a connector between two busy roads. storyPhotos();

The developers of Marshall Square, a 52-acre planned-unit development between Evans Town Center Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive, intend to build a road bisecting the development. The new road, placed directly across Ronald Reagan Drive where it intersects Evans Town Center Boulevard, will eventually bear Mr. Reagan's name when it meets Industrial Park Drive on the opposite side of Marshall Square, according to county officials.

Columbia County also has plans to expand River Watch and William Few parkways.

The state Transportation Department is buying rights of way to extend River Watch Parkway down Petersburg Road and then to Washington Road across from the intersection at Town Center Boulevard. DOT officials estimate the project will cost about $65 million. The extension will provide an alternative to Washington Road for drivers traveling between Evans and downtown Augusta.

The DOT also plans to extend William Few Parkway to Hardy McManus Road as part of a $23.7 million project.

On the other end of the parkway, where it meets Columbia Road, county officials want to extend it to Chamblin Road near the new Grovetown High School. Officials hope this extension will ease traffic on Chamblin Road once the high school opens

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