Augusta Leaders In Talks With Schools For New Bus Barn Site

Photo of a building on Augusta-owned property in south Augusta of which some has been donated to Textron for an educational program for at-risk youths.
Photo of a building on Augusta-owned property in south Augusta of which some has been donated to Textron for an educational program for at-risk youths.

Augusta, GA (WJBF) – Augusta Commissioners agree to lease part of the land the city owns own in south Augusta to Textron, for an educational project for at-risk teens.

The city spent more than $3 million on the site, which was expected to a joint project with the Richmond Board of Education.

City Administrator Janie Jackson says talks are underway to have the Richmond County School System buy the city’s portion of the site, or a land swap, for the new bus barn.

“We’re in further negotiations with the school system so maybe they’re interested in purchasing our share of that so we’re exploring all of that hopefully it will work to everybody’s benefit and be a win, win for everybody involved,” Jackson told us.

The MCG Foundation has been patiently waiting for the city to move out of the current bus maintenance facility on 15th Street to begin a major revitalization of the area for Augusta University. That project can’t begin until there’s a new site for that bus barn.

 

 

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