City May Spend $2.2M on Long-Dormant Savannah River Landing Development
The Savannah City Council will consider authorizing the use of almost $2.2 million for some infrastructure improvements at the Savannah River Landing that will be completed by the property's owner, MMA/PSP Savannah River, LLC.
East Point Breaks Ground on $13M Apartments, Shops
On a 2.2-acre parcel formerly occupied by Abundant Life Auto Sales, an apartment development estimated to cost $13.4 million will have 67 apartments of varying rents and sizes on four floors. There will be a rooftop garden with a view of the Atlanta skyline and the structure will conform to the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards.
Peachtree City to Spend $365K Per Year on LED Street Lights
City Manager Jon Rorie told the City Council recently that statewide, Georgia Power is replacing conventional yellow bulbs with more energy-efficient (and brighter) white LED bulbs. The changeover may occur in Peachtree City later this year.
GA Electric Vehicle Sales Shrink 80% in Wake of Tax Credit Repeal
Sales of electric vehicles in Georgia are down about 80% in the last year and a half, the result of lawmakers slashing the state's generous tax incentive—and replacing it with a new registration fee.
NMTC Coalition Urges Supporters to Sign Letter
The NMTC Coalition is sending a letter to Congress urging leadership to protect the New Market Tax Credit. Please consider signing their letter if you support this important development tool.
Could Music-Industry Tax Incentives Help GA Compete with Nashville?
A joint House-Senate study committee—which includes Rep. Spencer Frye (D-Athens) and David Barbe, head of the UGA music business program—is looking to offer tax breaks for the music-industry.
Athens-Clarke Leisure Services to seek TSPLOST Funding for Greenway
Athens-Clarke County's Leisure Services Department is seeking a $20 million share of revenue from a proposed local sales tax for transportation projects set for a countywide November vote, county commissioners learned at their non-voting work session earlier this week.
Gov. Deal's Bond Package Good to Downtown Atlanta
Georgia lawmakers kicking off their review of Gov. Nathan Deal's $25 billion 2018 budget next week will be looking at a $1 billion bond package highlighted by two big-ticket projects slated for downtown Atlanta.
Redevelopment Plans for Greene, Telfair and Fifth Streets Ready for Input
A second set of designs is ready for Greene, Telfair and Fifth streets in Augusta's estimated $83 million downtown streetscape overhaul.
Cox Foundation Gives $2M to Centennial Olympic Park Renovation
The James M. Cox Foundation has donated $2 million to Centennial Olympic Park's renovation and expansion project. This builds upon another $6 million grant for the creation of a central trail hub within the park.
USDA Invests $13.6M in Citrus Greening Research
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced four grants totaling more than $13.6 million to combat citrus greening disease, aka Huanglongbing. The funding is made possible through NIFA's Specialty Crop Research Initiative Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program.