(AUGUSTA, GA) A special proposed overlay plan for land use for the Wrightsboro Road area of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort will be taken up by the Augusta-Richmond County Commission this coming January. The plan has been supported by the Planning Commission and the Laney Walker Neighborhood Association, among others. Public is invited to attend and provide thoughts and feedback.
(AUGUSTA, GA) The African American Historical Committee of Augusta will dedicate a marker to Reverend Samuel Butler Wallace and Mrs. Etta V. Wallace on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 1:00 PM in front of the Wallace Branch Library. The Wallace Branch Library was the dream and vision of Reverend Samuel Wallace Jr., who helped found Augusta’s first African American Library Branch in 1937.
(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker Development Corporation is shortly to begin work on the construction of two new houses on 11th Street south of Laney Walker Boulevard. The new construction along 11th Street constitutes part of the expansion of the Heritage Pine Development, the pioneer project for the revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem and recipient of the Georgia Planning Association’s 2011 Outstanding Implementation Award.
(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta, Inc. is pleased to announce the recipients of eight Preservation Awards given at its Annual Meeting held on November 15, 2011 at 5:30 pm at the Augusta Country Club. Historic Augusta recognizes outstanding historic preservation projects each year throughout the city and this year’s recipients include preservation efforts in Olde Towne, Summerville, and the central downtown business district. www.historicaugusta.org
(AUGUSTA, GA) The Board of the Augusta Housing Authority has approved construction of 24 – 26 senior housing units on the Immaculate Conception property located at 11th Street and Laney Walker Boulevard. The Housing Authority is working in tandem with Augusta’s Housing Department on a design that fits within the guidelines of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem Redevelopment Plan.
(AUGUSTA, GA) Save the date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 for the Annual meeting of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort. Premier of a new video on the project, appearances by the Mayor and Augusta Commissioner, and more.
(AUGUSTA, GA) New Bethlehem Community Center, Inc. will sponsor their Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. The event will be held in the Activity Building located at 1332 Conklin Avenue, Augusta, GA 30901. A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served. For more information and to volunteer, call (706) 722-0086.
(AUGUSTA, GA) The revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem was the subject of a special presentation of best practices for sustainable urban planning and development at the American Architectural Foundation’s annual think-tank, Sustainable Cities Design Academy in Washington, DC on November 4.