AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – We’re following up with the HUB for Group Innovation.
Once we visited their grand opening two weeks in the past there have been some issues that wanted remaining touches.
Now that it’s over, they’re getting began with section two of the undertaking that can have a longstanding affect on meals and housing in the neighborhood.
They are saying issues have been going nicely and so they’re lastly settling into their new residence. The MCG Basis says these buildings are only the start of one thing a lot greater occurring within the coronary heart of Augusta.
“A lot of the entities within the HUB now are hitting the bottom operating,” says Britney Pooser, director of outreach and inclusion, MCG Basis.
She bridges the hole between the inspiration and the neighborhood.
“We’re on a mission to simply improve that capability and attain and contact as many neighborhood residents as potential,” says Pooser.
She says the non-profits want to improve the quantity of individuals utilizing the HUB, now that they’re settled in.
“It’s a surreal feeling. I believe the alternatives are countless, of what assets we are able to bridge gaps between neighborhood members and providers being supplied,” she stated.
There’s extra to this plan than simply the HUB.
Section two will embrace constructing a brand new facility the place Augusta College Annex I and II are. That’s the place the free COVID testing is on fifteenth Avenue.
“Our redevelopment is geared in direction of being a gateway for the college,” says Pooser.
They may use the lot subsequent door to the HUB for a analysis facility. This may carry the downtown AU employees again to the campus.
Section three remains to be being labored on, however that features including a grocery retailer to the world.
“As soon as the grocery retailer is there, it is going to open the whole hall for blended retail, reasonably priced housing, issues like that,” she stated.
All of that is to assist higher serve the wants of the neighborhood.
“Setting ahead with the neighborhood first is a superb step. I believe that can nonetheless be the principle pulse of what the redevelopment stands for,” says Pooser.
On July 23, Rise Augusta will probably be on the HUB to assist mother and father ship their children again to highschool from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
They are going to be passing out backpacks with faculty provides, comedian artwork, literacy and psychological well being assets, and extra.
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