After Tuesday night's Aiken County Council meeting, Project Jackson needs one more reading before the project can move forward. But now some others are stepping in, offering some added bonuses to the city.
Ever since the Project Jackson announcement, city officials have been trying to tell the community how many thousands of jobs would be created. And after a city council meeting this week, even more, multi-million dollar projects could be headed North Augusta's way. Two different developers came forward, one proposing to build more river-front apartments, another proposing a resort-style spa.
"We're intending to invest upwards of 32 million dollars if Project Jackson goes forward," said one potential developer.
"If everything goes according to plan, it will be, do we have enough room for everybody? As this thing builds excitement and momentum," said North Augusta Mayor, Lark Jones.
"We have an interest, because of this project, to develop something here in North Augusta. Create jobs and create a place that not only serves the local community, but is also increasing in tourism," said Kimberly Hard, Developer with BeWell International.
The next and final vote for the Project Jackson financing plan is expected Tuesday. If the county council approves the plan, North Augusta leaders say there is still a lot of work to do before we will see any construction.
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