Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW) -- Project Jackson is back on track to move forward after a judge ruled in favor of North Augusta.
The suit was filed by Steve Donohue back in December in the hopes of preventing Project Jackson from happening on the South Carolina riverfront.
The master developer of Project Jackson said in July that if the judge rules in favor of North Augusta and allows the plan to move forward, they expect to break ground in November.
Donohue has 30 days to appeal and fight the ruling.
Todd Glover, the city administrator, released this statement:
"The City of North Augusta is pleased with the ruling from Judge Kinard. The Judge found that the City followed the law in every detail in pursuing the project. After over 12 public meetings, the approval of three local governments, and now an expansive review by the courts , it is our hope that the City will now be able to move forward with this exciting project.
Chris Schoen, the Master Developer with Greenstone Properties, indicated that "this ruling keeps us on track to deliver a top notch development that will become a destination for everyone in the region. We are dedicated to being good neighbors and bringing affordable family entertainment to the North Augusta Riverfront."