New Commercial Development Coming to Central Avenue at Monte Sano
The former Silverstein’s Dry Cleaners, located at 2568 Central Avenue next to the former Squeaky’s Tip Top, was demolished to make way for new commercial construction, the first in the area in decades.
According to the city of Augusta, Silverstein’s did not dump chemicals at that location, so there was no clean up mandated.
The property owners requested a change of zoning from Zone R-1 (One-family Residential) and Zone B-1 (Neighborhood Business) to Zone B-1 affecting property containing 0.17 acres and known as 2611 Central Avenue.
The proposed four story building, the first of possibly three, was presented to the Augusta Planning and Development Department for consideration a few months ago.
The structure features parking behind the building, with plans calling for retail, possibly a restaurant, on the first floor and apartments above.
With a footprint of 3,000 square feet, the drawings reveal a structure in keeping with the aesthetics of the historic area, featuring an offset upper floor in keeping with a more historic look.
The plans were created by Dickinson Architects of Augusta.