Augusta Looks To Buy Walker Street Building

(AUGUSTA,GA) Augusta may have found a solution to some of its office space problems.

A nearly two million dollar city offer for the old A-T-and-T building has been accepted.

The plan is to renovate the building for the Utilities and Engineering Departments.

That means the Utilities Department no longer needs the old Greene Street library that’s being renovated — making way for the Public Defender’s office to move there, away from the mold and pest problems at its current office.

“I wasn’t wild about changing plans we were well into our work on the library but the more we discussed it, it makes a lot of sense for us to be close to the Engineering Department and it’s the right thing to do we feel,” says Utilities Department Director Tom Wiedmeier

If commissioners O-K the plan, another 120-thousand dollars will be needed for the renovations.

Five million dollars is set aside for the Public Defender’s Office to find a new home in the just approved SPLOST.

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