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Augusta Looks to Join Other Cities in Fighting Blight



In an effort to clean up blight, the Augusta Commission instructed the law department to draw up an ordinance dealing specifically with blighted properties.

A draft of the ordinance is available. The ordinance is called “Redevelopment Area Blighted Property Program.”

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  1. If I remember correctly, the city look at this back in 2010-2012. The city administrator was tasked with looking at these same cities and what they were doing with ordinances and code enforcement in fighting blight. The commission actually rode down to Savannah to have a discussion with some of their department heads. I’m glad this is being looked at again, the real estate market is a lot different now verse 10 yrs ago. Commercial properties that are priced right are in demand. Getting aggressive with land bank properties, getting the local builders association at the table with Augusta Housingnand Community Development will be a win for all in taking advantage of the major interest and growth in Augusta.

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