(AUGUSTA, GA) The Georgia Planning Association, at its annual conference held in Savannah, Ga this year, announced on Friday, Sept. 30 that the Heritage Pine development is the recipient of its 2011 Outstanding Plan Implementation Award. Heritage Pine, comprised of some 44 single and duplex affordable homes along Pine and 11th Streets south of Laney Walker Boulevard, is the flagship development in the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort.
(AUGUSTA, GA) The new College of Dental Medicine building on the Georgia Health Sciences University campus has been recognized as the Best Higher Education/Research Project from ENR Southeast, an industry magazine focused on construction news and trends. In less than two years, the empty site has become a functional facility full of students, patients and staff.
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(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta, Inc. and the Lucy Craft Laney Museum are jointly hosting its second annual forum, This Place Matters: Preserving Augusta’s African American Communities, on October 28-29 at Tabernacle Baptist Church. The event features a keynote talk by Dr. Richard K. Dozier (Dean of the Robert Taylor School of Architecture & Building Construction Sciences at Tuskegee University,) and a bus tour of significant African American sites in Laney Walker/Bethlehem.
(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta’s Land Bank Authority has recently taken ownership of the historic Penny Savings & Loan bank building, located at Laney Walker Boulevard and James Brown. Additional details on the reuse of this property are being developed by the Augusta Housing Department.
(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is presenting its Film on Friday, Christmas in July (1940), Friday, Oct. 7 at noon. View this charming screwball comedy starring Dick Powell and Ellen Drew. Afterwards, museum director Kevin Grogan leads a discussion.
(AUGUSTA, GA) The next quarterly community meeting regarding developments in Laney Walker/Bethlehem is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 6 pm at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Details to follow.
(AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is holding its monthly Senior Luncheon October 12, 2011 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. The speaker will be Symphony Orchestra Augusta Music Director Shizuo Z Kuwahara.
(AUGUSTA, GA) The New Bethlehem Community Center is holding its After School Program, with openings for children in grades K5 through 8th. Transportation is provided from Collins Elementary School. For more information, call (706) 722-0086.
(AUGUSTA, GA) New Partners for Smart Growth, the preeminent national organization for safe, healthy, and livable communities in the U.S., has selected the Augusta Housing Department to present details of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort at its annual conference in San Diego, CA Feb. 2-4, 2012. Topic of the presentation: "Restoring the American City: Augusta, GA and Laney Walker/Bethlehem."
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