ADDA design comment cards available for review

After hosting a community Design Workshop focused on updates to the design of the hotel, conference center and Newberry Street layouts currently under consideration for the redevelopment of Downtown Aiken, the ADDA has released scans of the cards submitted during the...

25 public meetings and hearings held on Project Pascalis over the last 24 months

Public meetings regarding Project Pascalis – 25 total public meetings DRB – 6 meetings November 4, 2021 – Design Review Board has special-called work session to receive update from the City Manager’s Office regarding the potential purchase of seven parcels, including...

Hotel Architects Incorporate Local Feedback; Newberry Street Proposal Reopens Block to Two-Way Traffic

  PUBLIC INPUT SESSION DETAILS ... ADDA to host design review drop-in event Tuesday, June 7 Event will be from 5 to 7 pm at Newberry Hall Design display will be posted throughout the venue Comment and suggestion cards and drop boxes will be available at each display...

Hotel developers: We heard you, Aiken

Raines Company reduces proposed hotel height to match Hotel Aiken The Raines Development Company today released this image of the hotel they hope to build superimposed with the current height of the hotel Aiken. Based on public feedback, the designers have reduced the...

Just the Facts: Why Pascalis, how do we pay for it?

$525 Million Plutonium Settlement provides once in a lifetime opportunity to invest in concrete project that creates generational prosperity for the City of Aiken. City borrowed $9.6 million to purchase the property at ultra-low interest rate and anticipates repaying...

Transparency: Review Project Pascalis public records

The AMDC is committed to transparency and the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act. As documents and other records become available related to Project Pascalis, they will be made available here. Please note that some records are exempt from disclosure as...

Project Pascalis: The Bold Plan for Aiken’s Future!

From every angle, the area of Downtown that makes up the Project Pascalis footprint is in need of a refresh. This highly visible block of the central business district has fallen into disrepair, as the former owner's plan to redevelop the Hotel Aiken and adjacent...

Conceptual plan envisions refreshed Farmers Market District

The AMDC has acquired just more than 2 acres of land at the corner of Richland Avenue and Williamsburg Street, formerly known as the...

Williamsburg Redevelopment Project in the news

As the City of Aiken is working toward redeveloping Williamsburg Street, there are preliminary plans for new housing units and renovations...

Farmers Market to get a lift from plans

As the City of Aiken is working toward redeveloping Williamsburg Street, there are preliminary plans for new housing units and renovations...

ADDA design comment cards available for review

After hosting a community Design Workshop focused on updates to the design of the hotel, conference center and Newberry Street layouts...

25 public meetings and hearings held on Project Pascalis over the last 24 months

Public meetings regarding Project Pascalis – 25 total public meetings DRB – 6 meetings November 4, 2021 – Design Review Board has...

Hotel Architects Incorporate Local Feedback; Newberry Street Proposal Reopens Block to Two-Way Traffic

  PUBLIC INPUT SESSION DETAILS ... ADDA to host design review drop-in event Tuesday, June 7 Event will be from 5 to 7 pm at Newberry Hall...

Hotel developers: We heard you, Aiken

Raines Company reduces proposed hotel height to match Hotel Aiken The Raines Development Company today released this image of the hotel...

Just the Facts: Why Pascalis, how do we pay for it?

$525 Million Plutonium Settlement provides once in a lifetime opportunity to invest in concrete project that creates generational...

Project Pascalis Economic Impact

Progress By the Numbers

Tens of Millions in private sector investment will be created through the construction of multi-family housing, new retail space and a Downtown hotel. The City will construct, own and operate a destination conference center and parking facility to draw new residents and patrons to the heart of our community.

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Hotel rooms

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Net increase in tax income to City

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Downtown Investment ROI

Joseph Minincozzi, has gathered research and data on the ROI of investment in downtown in AIken. Minicozzi is the principal of Urban3. Prior to creating Urban3, he served as the Executive Director for the Asheville Downtown Association. Joe is an urban planner imagining new ways to think about and visualize land use, urban design and economics.

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What We Do

The AMDC works to create new opportunities for equality and prosperity throughout the City of Aiken by leveraging public sector efforts to attract and incentivize private sector investment in our community, all while stubbornly protecting the charm, character and history that make Aiken such a desirable place to live, work and play.

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Our Approach

The AMDC is guided by the goals and objectives of the City of AIken’s adopted Economic Development Master Plan and is charged with implementing its recommendations. To accomplish this, the business and community leaders appointed to the commission strive to make data-based decisions that will result in real world positive impacts.

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Our Mission

The Commission shall combine technical assistance, financial assistance, and other incentives to leverage and facilitate development in the City of Aiken. Activities may include, but not be limited to, fostering both public and private investments intended to reduce physical and economic blight, encouraging new business stratups and expansions, increasing the availablilty of well-paying jobs, and providing for a diverse range of housing that meets the needs of current and future residents of the community.

Our Office

214 Park Ave. SW
Aiken, SC 29801

Contact Us

(803) 502-4997
info@aikenmdc.org

Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat-Sun: Closed