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New DDA video promotes downtown to retailers

...destination."It makes me want to go to that place," he said after screening the three-minute video at the Downtown Development Authority of Augusta's monthly meeting Tuesday.Hutchison, who owns The Book Tavern, and other authority members...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-17/new-dda-video-promotes-dow
Lit archways, splash pad proposed for Riverwalk Augusta

...lit archways, a splash pad and a walking loop, could be coming to Riverwalk Augusta.During Thursday's Downtown Development Authority meeting, Executive Director Margaret Woodard outlined new projects that would help connect the riverwalk...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-09-10/lit-archway
Say 'yes' to our future

...drainage and emergency services.The Police Benevolent Association is for it. The Chamber of Commerce. The Downtown Development Authority. The Convention and Visitors Bureau. Civic booster organization Augusta Tomorrow.Patrick Cullinan, of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-10-10/say-yes-our-future
Vote 'Yes' on SPLOST for the city's future

...endorsed enthusiastically by such groups as the Police Benevolent Association; the Chamber of Commerce; the Downtown Development Authority; the Convention and Visitors Bureau; civic booster organization Augusta Tomorrow; and the Augusta Professional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-11-01/vote-yes-splost-citys
The Artside: Events benefit arts venues, others

...Monday, Nov. 2. The artist will be announced Nov. 9.Earlier this year, Augusta-Richmond County, the Downtown Development Authority and the Greater Augusta Arts Council collaborated for a project that saw 19 artists turn the boxes into works...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-10-27/artside-events-benefi
Consultant: Restaurants, apartments fuel for downtown Augusta growth

...Street and the riverfront.Alabama-based Retail Strategies, contracted in 2013 to assist the city's Downtown Development Authority in retail recruitment, gave the authority its first strategy report Thursday. While previous meetings with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-08/consultant-restaurants-apa
Augusta mayor: No staff vehicle, no budget increase

...commission authorized a one-year extension of the James Brown Boulevard streetscape project being managed by the Downtown Development Authority. Since construction began in October 2014, "unforeseen issues," including shallow utilities and ramp...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-10-06/augusta-mayor-no-staff-v
Downtown Augusta crime data show decrease in downtown since SMART unit

...statistics to show if visits to downtown are on the increase, Margaret Woodard, the executive director of the Downtown Development Authority said, "It feels busy."Shifts start early in the morning for SMART team members ? before most downtown...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-09-20/crime-data-show-decrea
Escape Outdoors moving its Augusta store to downtown

...in the past couple of years to bring more retail to the central business district. In 2013, the city's Downtown Development Authority hired Alabama-based retail consultant Retail Strategies LLC to conduct a three-year study with an end...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-04-15/escape-outd
Augusta Commission readies SPLOST 7 push

...construction of an arena to replace James Brown Arena and $10 million to extend Augusta Common.While the Downtown Development Authority requested $10 million to expand the Common, Augusta Riverfront LLC, which owns part of the land on which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-03/augusta-commission-readi