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North Augusta Forward asking for public feedback on downtown ahead of public presentation

February 10, 2019

North Augusta Forward is currently asking the public to submit input regarding the North Augusta Main Street South Carolina program, and will also hold a public meeting for residents to hear about the program.

In 2018, the organization was accepted into Main Street South Carolina, a state-wide branch of a national program that provides help for downtown revitalization in cities and towns across the state.

The public meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 3 p.m. in the North Augusta Municipal Building.

The Main Street Resource Team will be presenting the Downtown Roadmap using information gathered during the team’s trip to the city, according to a press release.

“Main Street will be the catalyst to bring collaboration between downtown businesses, citizens, the city, the Chamber and North Augusta Forward as we roll up our sleeves to work on making downtown the heartbeat of our community,” said Briton Williams, downtown committee co-chair at North Augusta Forward, in a previous press release.

Before the meeting, North Augusta Forward is asking for public input on a survey, which asks about the public’s perception about downtown, as well as where they go downtown, and what they believe North Augusta needs downtown.

The survey can be found online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NorthAugusta.

“With the positive growth North Augusta is experiencing, the timing could not be more appropriate for redevelopment in our downtown area. Downtowns are the cornerstone of any community; this revitalization will help create a sense of place, a unique hub of activity in North Augusta,” said Avery Spears Mahoney, executive director of North Augusta Forward, in the release.