Laney Walker/Bethlehem Town Hall Public Meeting December 2, 2016

Citizens interested in the revitalization of the Laney Walker Bethlehem neighborhoods are invited to a Town Hall Public Meeting to hear an update on the developments and plans of the Augusta Housing and Community Development Department.

You are invited to join the Augusta Housing and Community Development Department for the public meeting and to discuss any questions, concerns, issues and needs in your community.

Thursday, December 8, 2016, from 6 PM – 7:30 PM in the Linda Beazley Community Room, first floor, Municipal Building, 535 Telfair Street.

The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

Updated Laney Walker Bethlehem Redevelopment Plan (includes 15th Street Development) June 3, 2016

LWB UrbanRedevelopmentPlan June 2016.pdf



Revitalization Project Bringing People Downtown September 24, 2015

Laney Walker Area Construction September 24, 2015

Builders of Hope – Progress in Augusta Twiggs Properties May 27, 2015

The Twiggs circle community we’ve been developing in Augusta, Georgia has been progressing quite smoothly with the cooperation of the City of Augusta. Homes are being finished and we’re ready to let everyone see what it is they’ve been waiting so earnestly for. An affordable, modern home experience in Twiggs Circle. Check out the link below to take a walk through our virtual tour and see for yourself where you could be living.

Twiggs Property Virtual Tour

Builders of Hope – Changing Lives in Augusta, GA (Twiggs Circle) May 27, 2015

This is an enormous community development initiative that will remake the historic Laney Walker Bethlehem neighborhood. We are developing and building both Single family new construction as well as rehabilitating existing inventory in this dis-invested neighborhood. The city is contributing all new infrastructure (roads, sewer etc.) We hope to build more than 75 homes over the next 18 months in this challenging environment. Click the link to visit our Twiggs Circle development site!


Come Share Your Stories About Laney Walker/ Bethlehem’s Rich History! June 5, 2014


W.S. Hornsby Home, Augusta, Ga.

The second of three public meetings on the Laney Walker/Bethlehem Heritage Trail master plan will be held Monday June 9, 2014 from  6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the banquet hall of Beulah Grove Baptist Church, located at 1434 Poplar Street, Augusta.

When completed, the Heritage Trail will be a cultural/historical/recreational set of pathways that will connect development areas within Laney Walker/Bethlehem to their contiguous neighbors, including the Medical District, Fifteenth Street, downtown Augusta, and the Riverfront.

The Heritage Trail master plan was launched with a town hall-style forum on March 17, with project management lead Cranston Engineering facilitating a community visioning session with neighborhood residents. “It was a great start to what we feel will eventually become one of the signature attractions in Augusta,” commented David Simoneau, senior project manager for Cranston. Simoneau noted that the June 9 meeting will be geared toward thinking broadly about how the trail will eventually look and what route(s) it might take. The planning process is slated to wrap up by mid-August, with the ensuing phase devoted to financing and construction.

The Heritage Trail Master Plan project is a collaborative effort to examine and understand the past and present of the Laney‐Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods through historical research and community input; to determine the best possibilities for providing public access to the rich history of the area; and to present a master plan for the development of an interpretive trail that will encourage understanding and involvement in the community by local citizens and tourists.

Members of the Cranston team, including University of South Carolina historian Dr. Bobby Donaldson, representatives from Historic Augusta, and Davis Design Group, will be on hand to discuss information collected to date and gather additional input from the public into the history of the area. The project team would also like to hear ideas from the public on how the trail could best meet community needs and inform visitors about the area’s rich history and new beginnings. For more information, call 706.550.0908 or email.

Joe Collier Experience Returns to Pine Street June 7 June 5, 2014

JoeCollierExperienceJoe Collier Experience performs at Sunset Music & Arts @ Heritage Pine on Saturday, June 7, 7:30-9:30 pm at the Heritage Pine pocket park (Pine Street between Laney Walker Blvd. and Florence Street).  Collier, who toured with James Brown for 20+ years, grew up in the Laney Walker area and continues to work with the public school system to improve outcomes.

Sunset Music & Arts at Heritage Pine, a celebration of community in Laney Walker/Bethlehem, is presented by Garden City Jazz and the City of Augusta.

Join us for upcoming shows every first Saturday through November:
Jun 7 / Joe Collier Experience / 7:30-9:30p
Jul 5 /TBA / 7:30-9:30p
Aug 2 / SherryWine / 7:30-9:30p
Sep 6 / Karen Gordon / 7:30-9:30p
Oct 4 / Preston&Weston / 6:30-8:30p
Nov 1 /quietSTORM / 6:30-8:30p


Monday, June 9 / Heritage Trail Community Meeting May 27, 2014

Heritage Trail 2nd Meeting

Augusta Commission Approves $2.5 Million Loan For Laney Walker/Bethlehem May 23, 2014