Not to mix metaphors or anything, but the slam dunk that appeared to be North Augusta’s stadium project is starting to look like one of those slam dunks that gets you $10,000 for making people laugh on TV.
Not that there’s anything funny about plopping a $50 million project in the middle of the North Augusta riverfront. The humor comes from how, after so much agony in Augusta, North Augusta seemed to so instantly embrace it.
Only now that the idea is starting to move from ambush to occupation, people over there seem to be asking some of the same questions that people were asking over here.
Revenue bonds? Tax-increment financing? Drunks trying to find their way back home?
At a city council meeting, representatives from the River Club subdivision told the mayor and city council that 85 percent of their homeowners were against the development, which would include a hotel, a stadium and various restaurants and apartments.
In other words, they were saying send the Augusta-sized development back to Augusta and leave North Augusta for the Greewayers.
While they may not speak for all North Augustans, you can bet we’ll be hearing more from them in the coming weeks. Them, and who knows how many others. You Might Also Like:
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