Multiple areas of North Augusta still seeing growth
Growth in North Augusta is continuing: along the riverfront, at Knox Avenue, at Exit 5 and off Exit 1.
The city’s Planning Commission has voted favorably toward a handful of subdivisions in the past year in some of these areas, and the growth is part of a bigger westward population expansion in Aiken County and may pick up as cyber security activity moves to Fort Gordon in Augusta.
Exit 1 off Interstate 20 on Martintown Road is one of the areas seeing growth, including the exit.
As part of the Georgia Department of Transportation-led project that will widen the interstate up to exit 1, the exit will be updated and a traffic light will be installed.
City Administrator Todd Glover said there are hundreds of acres in the area that are developable, probably for multi-family or single-family homes.
“You will definitely have a commercial node right there around I-20 and Martintown,” he said.
The city has already been expanding amenities to those who live in the area. In August 2018, the city completed the Bergen Road Greenway tunnel project, which expanded the Greeneway underneath Bergen Road to the subdivisions in that area.
The city is also currently involved in a land swap for the North Augusta Country Club property off Gregory Lake Road, which will bring park services closer to those in the northern part of the city.
“We always planned to offer those amenities out in that area,” Glover said, adding the new park will not be a replica of Riverview Park.