North Augusta Planning Commission Approves GreenJackets Ballpark, High School Expansion

North Augusta, SC (WJBF) – Big changes are on the horizon for North Augusta.

The City of North Augusta could soon be the home of several big development and Thursday night the North Augusta Planning Commission talked about it.

In a 6 to 1 vote the North Augusta Planning Commission approved preliminary site plans for the GreenJackets Ballpark.
In a 6 to 1 vote the North Augusta Planning Commission approved preliminary site plans for the GreenJackets Ballpark.

Several new plans including the expansion of North Augusta High School and the future home of the Green Jackets Ballpark were up for approval and noticeable changes are definitely coming to South Carolina’s Riverfront.

The area around the proposed site of Project Jackson in North Augusta, South Carolina won’t look like it does right now this much longer.

In a statement released by North Augusta City Administrator Todd Glover, the private landowner will be clearing the area of trees.

The area around the proposed site of Project Jackson in North Augusta, South Carolina won't look like it does right now this much longer.
The area around the proposed site of Project Jackson in North Augusta, South Carolina won’t look like it does right now this much longer.

Starting at 7 a.m. Friday part of Center Street will be closed, beginning at the North Augusta Municipal Building, and extending onto Railroad Avenue going into Hammond’s Ferry. Yet, drivers won’t be the only ones having to find another route, people who like to use the Greeneway Trail will need to look elsewhere to get their recreational fix.

Improvements are also coming to North Augusta’s education because the Planning Commission ruled to approve the second phase of renovations for North Augusta High School.

“This newer building we’re excited about. It’s going to offer a lot more technology, innovative things that the older school wasn’t able to handle,” said Kevin Chipman, Director of Facilities Construction for Aiken County Public Schools.

Improvements are also coming to North Augusta's education because the Planning Commission ruled to approve the second phase of renovations for North Augusta High School.
Improvements are also coming to North Augusta’s education because the Planning Commission ruled to approve the second phase of renovations for North Augusta High School.

In a 6 to 1 vote the North Augusta Planning Commission approved preliminary site plans for the GreenJackets Ballpark at Project Jackson. The approval will be finalized when the subdivision gets the green light and the plaque is awarded, but the developers still have some kinks to work out before construction begins.

“How they are going to park the required number of space that this use generates,” Director of North Augusta Planning and Development said.

Work to tear down those trees begins on Friday at 7 a.m. and ending around 5 p.m. so that means for the next few weeks the area will remain closed.

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