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...

Review design and parking presentations made Wednesday, April 20

Panel of architects and engineers make detailed design presentations during Wednesday, April 20 public Design Workshop. See the links below to review the material presented. Raines Development Presentation Pascalis Area Parking Supply and Demand Study Pascalis...

Aiken Standard: New Pascalis Proposal Incorporates Historic Municipal Center

The plans for Project Pascalis in downtown Aiken are continuing to evolve, and in the latest designs, the old Municipal Building on Park Avenue would be transformed into a conference center with retail space. Replacing the southbound lane on Newberry Street between...

Design Workshops Invite Public Input

Rainesco and the City of Aiken will present to opportunities for the public to review and comment on the most recent versions of the ongoing design process for Project Pascalis on Wednesday, April 20. The first session will be held at 11:30 am in the City Council...

Parking Data: 1,503 spaces would serve key Downtown block

Transportation engineers have completed an initial survey of Downtown...

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...

HVS Study: Demand strong for planned Conference Center downtown

Proposed Conference Center Market Study 3-18-2022 HVS Tapestry LifeMode Graphic of local demographics - Aiken

DRB views apartment elevations, garage concept and Newberry Street sketches in work session

CLICK HERE: Apartments presentation to the DRB. March 17, 2022 CLICK HERE: Newberry Street Concept 1, DRB. March 17, 2022 CLICK HERE: Newberry Street Concept 1, DRB. March 17, 2022 March 1 DRB meeting. Initial hotel concepts displayed. 2022.03.01 - Renderings Packet...

Hotel Aiken structural assessment completed; Presented to DRB

Please click the link below to access the full report. Hotel Aiken - Structural Assessment

AMDC begins Development Agreement negotiations

December 3, 2021 – The Aiken Municipal Development Commission (AMDC), today announced the selection of  RPM Development Partners, LLC, (RPM) a team led by Raines Development (rainesco.com). Raines, a Charleston/Florence, SC-based firm, is the preferred group with...

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...

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...

AMDC to meet as committee of the whole for project work sessions

Aiken Municipal Development Commission Committee of the whole agenda Security Federal Bank Board Room 100 Laurens St NW, Aiken, SC 29801...

Review design and parking presentations made Wednesday, April 20

Panel of architects and engineers make detailed design presentations during Wednesday, April 20 public Design Workshop. See the links...

AMDC to hold virtual meeting 9 am Monday, April 18

The City of Aiken is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: AMDC Virtual Meeting Time: Apr 18, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US...

Aiken Standard: New Pascalis Proposal Incorporates Historic Municipal Center

The plans for Project Pascalis in downtown Aiken are continuing to evolve, and in the latest designs, the old Municipal Building on Park...

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