Downtown Augusta boundaries could be expanding

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News 12 at 6 o' clock, December 19, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---Downtown Augusta stands to get a lot bigger. The Downtown Development Authority met with key stake holders Wednesday, and with Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver presiding.

They talked about plans to expand downtown east to Bobby Jones, West to Milledgeville Road, and south to Wrightsboro Road to include the medical community and Paine College.

"I just look forward to our city growing.. I look forward to our city center being a thriving attraction for residents and visitors alike, and I think Augusta has that to look forward to in the future," says Mayor Deke Copenhaver.

The downtown development authority hopes to approve the plan in January. It will then go before the commission. Augusta's downtown could start taking on a whole new shape and size as early as February or March.

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