North Augusta, S.C. -
After a broken deal with Augusta, many are wondering if the medical company, Medac, will move ahead with the quick contract in North Augusta. The company struck a deal to build its headquarters at Fort Discovery in Augusta, but a few weeks ago, talks broke down and the president of the company began talking to North Augusta officials.
The North Augusta City Council approved a piece of land across from the municipal building for Medac last week, and construction is supposed to begin this month.
The company plans to bring six hundred jobs over the river, which means big business for North Augusta. The city is donating some of its land to Medac, and will also allow the company to use the Project Jackson parking deck when it is completed next year.
Even with a hasty ending to the proposed contract in the Garden City, North Augusta City Administrator Todd Glover said the Medac building plans will go through.
"They have already executed a lease agreement, so this not just an announcement of a plan that may happen, this is going to happen," said Glover.
The developer of the building, Greenstone Properties, is also the company that will be building the Riverfront, and construction on the Medac building will start this month.