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Old 04-08-2010, 12:11 PM
 
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Augusta should use Olde Town to attract tourism. The Olde Town need a combination of residential, hotels, guest houses, bars and tourist-oriented commercial properties.
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:46 PM
 
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Olde Town is some really special, about time Augusta to take advantage of it. Its simple:

First tear down evrything that is beyond repair and eyesores.

Then turn the really nice big homes into guest homes. This will funnel some of the Masters patrons to downtown and give Master visitors more than Washington Rd to experience.

The real pretty but smaller homes could be amenities that cater to visitors of the guest home. This will leave good impression of Augusta.

Quality of life: greenspace, coffe shop, book store, dining, events

A landmark: Statues, garden maze, paintings

Its a Slam Dunk!
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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You make a couple of really good points. Their are some older houses around 1st and Forsythe streets. They will be tore down/renovated in the future. A couple already have been renovated/demolished. The Holiday Inn is opening at the entrance of Olde Town in July 2011. Olde Town is mostly a residential area. I doubt will see too many new hotels and bars. I think you'll see a bookstore, restaurant, coffee shop, and maybe 2-3 bars open. Since their is a upscale restaurant La Masion in Olde Town. Home

This week the par 3 party and mayors master reception happen downtown. The play through downtown is still going on. It started april 2nd and wraps up on april 9th. I would say downtown got ALOT of masters guest this year. Even though Washington rd and Surrey Center are right beside the event.

IMO the Common, Riverwalk, and Eighth Street Plaza. Are more suitable to become similar to the French Quarter than Olde Town. I think Olde Town's future is a mostly upper middle class neighborhood. With a couple of restaurants, bars, bookstores, and coffee shops in walking distance.

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Old 04-08-2010, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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The rich people who live in those really nice big homes. I doubt they're going to sell their homes. Then Rex properties is renovating several older houses and converting some to loft/apartments. In 2010 Olde Town is trendy and gentrifying neighborhood. A couple of the vacant smaller homes near 1st and Forsythe streets could be turned into masters guest houses.

From his Broad Street home in Olde Town, Mr. Presnell guided Matt Aitken's successful campaign for District 1 commissioner.



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