31 Jul 2017 UPDATED MASTER PLAN
January 2001: Augusta Tomorrow, Inc. unveiled the Augusta 2000 City Center Master Plan Update. Following is a listing of some of the items that were included in this update:
- Facilitate establishing a quality elementary school in the city center
- Promote city center housing opportunities
- Facilitate performing arts center initiatives
- Consider building a new downtown parking deck
- Coordinate various organizations’ master plans into a comprehensive plan
- Continue development of projects that “land” on the Riverwalk
- Build a new Judicial Center
- Build a new Central Library
- Develop the 500 block north side of Reynolds Street – the train depot site
- As a long-range proposal, consider creating a facility that houses compatible agencies working on economic development in one place
3/31/2001: The grand opening of the Augusta Golf & Gardens, home of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame, took place. The Augusta Golf & Gardens was later known as the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Botanical Gardens. Due to many circumstances, the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Botanical Gardens closed on 6/30/2007 and was officially abolished by Georgia Senate Bill 449 on 6/2/2010.
5/15/2001: The Augusta 2000 City Center Master Plan Update was approved by the Augusta Commission.
6/1/2001: Camille A. Price assumed position of Executive Director for Augusta Tomorrow, Inc.
October 2001: The Country Suites Hotel opened on the Augusta Riverwalk.