October 2014

Medical College of Georgia Dean Peter Buckley looked out through a glass wall of the J. Harold Harrison MD Education Commons Building and saw the steeple of Paine College’s chapel rising up above buildings on the fringe of Georgia Regents University campus and pronounced himself impressed. “That’s beautiful,” he said, as he toured the building a day before its grand opening...

As The North Augusta Star celebrates its 60th birthday, a major part of the paper’s history was erased over the weekend. ‘Imagining the possibilities’: North Augusta’s downtown changing as former Star building torn down - North Augusta Star // The iconic Star building, located at the corner of E. Buena Vista and Georgia avenues, was...

Sixteen years after the project originated, River Levee Trail – located along the Augusta Canal – opened Monday for public use. Trail opens near Augusta Canal | The Augusta Chronicle// The 1.6-mile trail extension boasts two wooden bridges, including a cable-suspension bridge. “Most projects that are worthwhile take a long time to happen,” said Dayton Sherrouse, Augusta Canal Authority executive director. “By...

After sitting mostly vacant for the past 20 years, the old Academy of Richmond County on Telfair Street will soon be revived as a learning institution for 21st century innovators. Old Academy of Richmond County to serve Augusta's Clubhou.se | The Augusta Chronicle// // On Nov. 1, tech hot spot the Clubhou.se will move from its Broad Street storefront into the...

From the road skirting its property line, a former junkyard east of downtown Augusta appears uninhabitable, overwhelmed by years of unlawful dumping of auto parts, oils and solvents. But where salvagers used to sort through smelting piles and debris near the site of an old conveyor belt, Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus envisions a 14-acre nature retreat. On Thursday, her team of conservationists...

What opened in 1860 as a wagon factory on the corner of Ellis and Ninth streets will soon provide more downtown residential rentals. Historic warehouse to be converted into downtown apartments | The Augusta Chronicle// // Augusta general contractor Mark Donahue is converting the former Lowrey Wagon Works, which has sat boarded-up for years, into 19 loft and 1-bedroom apartments. Donahue...

Construction has started on a modern, boutique-style apartment building along the Augusta Canal within the city’s medical district. A ceremony for the 106-unit building, aptly named CanalSide, was held Tuesday at 1399 Walton Way as developers gathered with city officials to kick off the project. Site work on the property started in late August. The four-story building will include a mixture of...

A nearly-complete walking, running and bike trail along the Augusta Canal featuring the city’s only suspension bridge will open up expansive views of the Savannah River and North Augusta. The construction punchlist on the River Levee Trail should be complete in the next few weeks, said Dayton Sherrouse, the Augusta Canal Authority’s executive director. The last bit of construction activity hasn’t...