Project Jackson prepares for next steps

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Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C (WRDW) -- It's been a long time coming but North Augusta leaders are free to move forward with a plan to bring restaurants, baseball and more to North Augusta's riverfront.

With a lawsuit hanging over the head of Project Jackson for the past six months, leaders have been unable to move forward with contracts with interested companies.

Steve Donohue, who filed the lawsuit back in December, said that the law the city is using to fund the project was used outside of it's regulations. He argued that the 25-acres tract of land where Project Jackson will land is not blighted which is part of the justification for the financing plan.

Donohue can still file an appeal to the judge's ruling. Developers say that as long as court proceedings don't drag past October, there shouldn't be a problem breaking ground in November.

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