Gateway and Corridor Beautification

Gateway and Corridor Beautification Initiative
Have you noticed a recent improvement in the appearance of our local roadways? Have you wondered who is responsible for the new landscaping and its maintenance?

Starting in 2010, a public/private partnership between The City of Augusta, the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Augusta Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, local businesses and concerned citizens has collaborated on several projects aimed at beautifying the City’s major corridors. These efforts have been privately-led by concerned citizens and the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and projects completed to date include: Wheeler Road, St. Sebastian Way, and Alexander Drive.

For each of these projects, the group has commissioned plans, conducted bids, managed construction, and continues to oversee on-going weekly landscape maintenance. While completing these transformations has been rewarding and received a lot of positive feedback from the general public, construction was the easy part; the hard part is the on-going maintenance required to ensure the continued beauty of the corridors and return on this investment.

For this, we need help and are asking for the public’s support through donations to the “Garden City Improvement Fund.” So, if you appreciate the new and improved look of our corridors and want to help us maintain them, please make a maintenance contribution in the name of the “Garden City Improvement Fund” through the Community Foundation of the CSRA. Donations can be made either on-line by clicking here or mailed to the following address:

The Garden City Improvement Fund
c/o The Community Foundation for the CSRA
Post Office Box 31358
Augusta, Georgia 30903

Your gift is tax deductible and can be made at any time it’s convenient for you. No gift is too small and every dollar helps make our roadways more beautiful!
Wheeler Road
Located between I-20 and Bobby Jones Expressway
Annual Maintenance Cost: Approximately $24,000 funded entirely by citizen and local business contributions.

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St. Sebastian
Location: Green Street from Riverwatch Parkway to St. Sebastian, St. Sebastian from Reynolds St. to University Hospital and Walton Way between 15th Street and D’Antignac St.
Annual Maintenance Cost: Approximately $45,000 funded entirely by citizen and local business contributions.

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Alexander Drive
Location: Between Riverwatch Parkway and Washington Road
Annual Maintenance Cost: Approximately $18,000 funded entirely by citizen and local business contributions.

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Help this initiative with a donation!
To make a tax deductible donation to help maintain the newly restored and landscaped medians on Wheeler Road, make your check payable to: The Community Foundation for the CSRA, and note Garden City Improvement Fund in the memo line of your check and on any associated correspondence. You may also designate that your contribution be used for a specific project (Wheeler Road, St. Sebastian Initiative, or Alexander Drive).

Website:                http://www.cfcsra.org
Phone Number:     (706) 724-1314
Physical Address:  The Community Foundation of the CSRA
                                Enterprise Mill
                                1450 Greene Street, Suite 228
                                Augusta, GA 30901
Mailing Address:   The Community Foundation of the CSRA
                                 Post Office Box 31358
                                 Augusta, GA 30903

Please contact The Community Foundation of the CSRA for wiring instructions.