Building Community: Augusta Wins Grant To Improve Downtown Connectivity

When it comes to creating a lively downtown that fosters community engagement, the importance of walkability, connectivity, and access to amenities cannot be overstated. Thanks to a recently-awarded $1.766 million grant from Governor Brian Kemp, downtown Augusta will soon have greater pedestrian functionality, safety, and convenience. The grant will not only revitalize the physical infrastructure […]

How the Broad Street Revamp Will Make Downtown Augusta More Walkable and Vibrant

If you’ve ever wondered why some downtowns feel more alive and inviting than others, chances are that the thriving ones have invested in streetscape improvements. Adding things like curb extensions, benches, green spaces, parks, sidewalk improvements, public art, and lighting make streets more pedestrian-friendly and walkable. While streetscape revamps may seem like minor touches, they […]

Downtown Augusta Office Submarket Report 2022

As an organization, the Downtown Development Authority of Augusta is committed to working with the local real estate community for both reporting and new leasing opportunities. Recently, DDA Board Member and commercial realtor Phuong Nguyen presented the office submarket report for Downtown Augusta, GA. The following data is based on transactions within the past 3 years. On the leasing […]

Building a Business Downtown

Ashanti Lilley Pounds is the managing partner of The Law Office of Ashanti A. Lilley LLC in downtown Augusta. She also serves as a Board Member for the Downtown Development Authority of Augusta. When I first decided to go out in private practice as an attorney in 2017, I didn’t too much consider location. I […]

Jessye Norman School of the Arts Presents J-Tank, A Family Business Start-Up Experience

The Downtown Development Authority is pleased to partner with the Augusta Partnership for Children, Inc., Augusta Housing Authority, and First Community Bank to sponsor the Jessye Norman School of the Arts’ J-Tank entrepreneur start-up experience! Mentored and coached by some of the community’s best business and thought leaders, including our Board Vice-Chairman, James Heffner, JNSA […]