About This Project
The Big Idea: The Augusta Common was first introduced in the 1995 Master Plan. It officially opened in 2002 and continues to be a much welcomed green space in the urban core.
Details: Formerly a row of dilapidated buildings, the Augusta Common has emerged as the center of the urban core with planned activities almost every weekend. This green space is highlighted by a life size sculpture of General James Oglethorpe, donated by Augusta Tomorrow, Inc. The sculpture showcases General Oglethorpe in civilian attire in his mid-30s, the age at which he founded Augusta, Georgia in 1736.
Progress: The Augusta Common has been envisioned as a park spanning from the Augusta levee to overlooking Greene Street. In 2017, earnest work started on how to make the expansion happen in a way that will spur economic development.