Westobou Crossing & Higher Education District
The Westobou Crossing and Higher Education District is the only Master Plan District that spans both sides of the Savannah River. Both the private and public sectors from North Augusta and Augusta are cooperating on this huge endeavor.
The Westobou Crossing Market Creation Project (explained below) is a huge project that will spur additional economic development activities on both sides of the Savannah River while requiring resources from both Georgia and South Carolina to develop.
Market Creation Project - Westobou Crossing
Market Creation Projects are high impact initiatives that can set a new direction for an area. Market Creation Projects are typically located adjacent to key resources and attributes such as water, transportation corridors, historical settings and cultural venues. The projects are aimed to make large and positive impacts on their areas.
The Big Idea: Tie Augusta and North Augusta together with a waterfront development that spans the Savannah River.
Cost: $90 million private, $25 million public
Details: Consider converting the 5th Street Bridge to a bicycle/pedestrian path that links downtown Augusta with Hamburg in South Carolina. Create a fishing center on the Hamburg Brick Pond. Install 200 riverfront residential units. Create some retail space. Incorporate residential and retail development on the old Coca-Cola bottling plant and former Watermark sites on Reynolds Street in Augusta.
Time: 10 to 20 years
Champions: City of North Augusta and City of Augusta
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