An Anticipated Futuristic View by Augusta Tomorrow

Augusta Tomorrow recently revealed its master plan for future development, focusing on nine "market creation projects" for North Augusta and Augusta in hopes of revitalizing both cities. It appears the same people who implemented the 1982 master plan are also spearheading the current one. Does it really make sense to continue downtown Augusta's history of a showplace for confederate monuments in the 21st century.

In the 1950's and 1960's, Broad Street in Augusta was a major destination for the entire CSRA. But, since its slow and decaying demise, it has never returned to its days of glory; a failure of the 1982 plan. Great amounts of money are slated to be invested yet again. Will we see the same results as that which happened to the Golf Hall of Fame?

Have Augusta planners even visited our web site, where statistics support claims that gaming is a concept which should be seriously considered for future development in both North Augusta and Augusta? I don't think so. This is an indication that the same planners have not visualized a realistic future development plan. Perhaps new planners should be considered to avoid further declining property values.

Augusta Tomorrow Urban Core Development Plan
Augusta Chronicle, Sunday February 8, 2009
James A. Young, III, President of GA/SC Horse Racing Committee