Lifelong Augusta Design Charrette

Through a grant from American Planning Association, a partnership of the Office of the Mayor, Augusta-Richmond County and the Augusta-Richmond County Planning Commission, the Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission and Area Agency on Aging, Georgia Conservancy, Georgia Planning Association, and other local stakeholders have come together to host a Lifelong Communities Design Charrette for the Harrisburg neighborhood in Augusta, GA. The Harrisburg neighborhood recently completed the “Blueprints for Successful Communities” effort of the Georgia Conservancy with the Georgia Tech School of Architecture.

The goal of the charrette is to introduce the Lifelong Communities framework to the Augusta region and build lasting partnerships for making neighborhoods and communities places where anyone, no matter their age, will want to live. The Harrisburg Lifelong Communities Design Charrette will build on the recommendations included in the GA Conservancy’s Blueprints final report.

The application of the Lifelong Communities framework will identify opportunities and projects to improve mobility and accessibility, promote housing choices, encourage healthy lifestyles, improve opportunities for pedestrian access and transit, expand opportunities for social interaction, and expand access to services. Conceptual master plans will visually depict a redesign and re-imagine areas of the neighborhood.



Area Agency of Aging AAA
American Planning Association, GA Chapter APA-GA
Atlanta Regional Commission ARC
Augusta, Georgia Augusta
Care Improvement Plus CARE Improvement
Central Savannah River Area – RC CSRA-RC
Georgia Conservancy GA Conservancy
Lifelong Communities Lifelong Communities
POND | Ecos POND | Ecos