Monday, November 5, 2012

Vision for 15th Street and Beyond

AUGUSTA, GA (Karyn Nixon) - The City of Augusta is hosting a Week of Visioning for the Sustainable Development Implementation Program, November 13th – 17th 2012. This week will enable residents, business owners, property owners, organizations and stakeholders to articulate their vision for the 15th Street road widening project and desires for new affordable housing, retail services, recreation space and job creation along the 15th Street, Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, and Deans Bridge Road corridor.

The schedule for the Visioning Week is as follows:

Day-1 Visioning Workshop - November 13th 6:00PM - 8:30PM T.W. Josey High School
Project consultants led by Tunnell-Spangler-Walsh & Associates and City Staff will present background information including a review of past plans and projects proposed for the area followed by an interactive session where the meeting participants can share their views about area transformation.

Day-2 Design Session - November 14th
The project consultants will assimilate all the information gathered from the Visioning Workshop and prepare draft designs for review and display.
Day-3 & Day-4 Public Open House - November 15th and 16th 9:00AM – 6:00PM Augusta Mini Theater
Visitors are encouraged to visit the project consultants and designers as they take the ideas and comments received during the Visioning Workshop and develop designs that articulate the vision. The team will be on hand to discuss the project exhibits and receive comments.

Day-5 Visioning Results Presentation - November 17th 10:00AM – 12:00PM T.W. Josey High School
Design plans, transportation recommendations and implementation tools resulting from the week long activities will be presented by the consultants. Meeting participants will have an opportunity to vote in support of the plan recommendations and have questions addressed.

“The visioning week provides stakeholders the opportunity to voice concerns and ideas about transportation, housing and economic development in their neighborhoods.  We greatly look forward to planning with the community to shape a better future for our City.  All are welcome.” said John Paul Stout, Sustainable Development Manager – City of Augusta.  To learn more about the project and opportunities to participate, visit

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