The Augusta Sustainable Development Implementation Program was completed by TSW in November 2013, and it has had a lasting impact on the 15th Street corridor. The program was designed to address issues such as stormwater runoff, water quality, and urban blight in the area. It involved input from community members, stakeholders, and city officials to identify and prioritize sustainable development strategies.
According to a recent article in The Augusta Chronicle, the program has been successful in several ways. One of the most significant accomplishments was the installation of a rain garden in front of the Augusta Public Library, which has reduced stormwater runoff and improved water quality. Other initiatives included the creation of a tree canopy on 15th Street and the development of guidelines for building design and signage.
The program also helped to spur economic development in the area. The article notes that the creation of the Augusta Cyber Works development, which will bring 1,200 jobs to the area, was influenced by the Sustainable Development Implementation Program. The program helped to identify the potential of the area for redevelopment and provided a roadmap for sustainable growth.
Looking ahead, the 15th Street corridor is poised for continued growth and development. The city is working to implement additional sustainable development strategies, including the creation of a bike and pedestrian path along the Augusta Canal and the installation of more green infrastructure. The article notes that the success of the Sustainable Development Implementation Program has created momentum for further improvements and investments in the area.
Overall, the Augusta Sustainable Development Implementation Program has had a significant impact on the 15th Street corridor, improving the environment and spurring economic development. The program is a testament to the power of community input and sustainable development strategies in creating positive change.
The following article in The Augusta Chronicle gives a recap of the process and what’s up next for the 15th Street corridor.
Update on the Augusta Sustainable Development Implementation Program