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Demolition is underway to clean up the blighted and abandoned properties around Augusta



Augusta, GA – According to the officials, crews will start the work on Sherman and Maple Streets right in heart of the Bethlehem community.

Officials say this is just the beginning in turning around our communities in Augusta.

For decades the city has been working to fight blight in Augusta.

There are phases to this project. The first phase you’re seeing now they plan to have 11 units on Sherman Street with two different house styles. Commissioner Johnson says this is just the beginning to bring more retail and housing to the area once it’s redeveloped.

The blight ordinance only applies to properties that are not occupied and are vacant. Commissioners say if you want to report any blighted properties you can call 311. That’s the land bank authority. You can also call your local commissioner.