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(AUGUSTA, GA) The August 2011 issue of Georgia Trend magazine highlights efforts by numerous organizations in Augusta to regenerate its urban core through neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing, and historic renovation. Efforts by Augusta Tomorrow (Westobou Vision), Historic Augusta, and the Fuller Center’s work in Harrisburg are all featured in the article.


(AUGUSTA, GA) J&B Construction Services has teed up the construction of three new homes on Heritage Pine (1228, 1241, and 1243 Pine Street), which increases overall housing starts/competions in this flagship development to over a dozen. When finished, Heritage Pine will be home to approximately 44 new and/or restored units.



(AUGUSTA, GA) Cooper Cary, a nationally-renown architecture, design, and planning firm with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, has been selected by Augusta’s Housing Department to provide streetscape design for a portion of Laney Walker/Bethlehem, along Wrightsboro Road between Augusta Avenue and R. A. Dent. This work, according to the Housing Department, is part of the overall effort to redevelop select portions of Wrightsboro Road ranging from Twiggs Street to R. A. Dent.


(AUGUSTA, GA) Free tutoring will begin Monday, August 15th at Beulah Grove Baptist Church Building of Opportunity. Tutoring will be on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in Room 315. All students in the CSRA are welcome.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Housing Department this week announced that its first duplex in Heritage Pine within the Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization area is under contract, with the closing date yet to be finalized.


(AUGUSTA, GA) New Bethlehem Community Center is now accepting applications for their After School Enrichment Program for children in elementary and middle school (grades K5 through 9). The program is free of charge and provides valuable assistance to all participating youth. Starting date is Monday, August 15, 2011. Call (706) 722-0086 for more information.


(AUGUSTA, GA) People are spending money in Augusta even in this economic downturn. The City of Augusta announced this week that sales tax collections for June 2011 were 1.7% ahead of last year’s collections and Augusta is already ahead of 2011 budgeted revenues by 2.84%.
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(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta’s Preservation Awards Committee is currently seeking nominations for the 2011 Preservation Awards to be given at the organization’s annual meeting to be held in the fall. For more information, to check the National Register status of a building, or to nominate a property for a 2011 Historic Preservation, please contact Robyn Anderson by telephone at 706-724-0436, e-mail at robyn@historicaugusta.org or mail at P.O. Box 37, Augusta, GA 30903.


(AUGUSTA, GA) Verge Magazine showcases the revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem in its July 2011 issue.



(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker CDC has been tapped by the Augusta Housing Department to build two new homes on 11th Street as part of the City’s flagship development Heritage Pine. When finished, 11th Street between Laney Walker Boulevard and Wrightsboro Road will comprise 15 new homes and 4 restorations, bringing the total redevelopment work in Heritage Pine to approximately 44 units.


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