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Board of Education seeks changes to mall redevelopment plan

The Clarke County Board of Education will hold a called meeting Monday, February 20 at 6 pm regarding the Georgia Square Mall redevelopment.

Board members are expected to vote on an amendment to the intergovernmental agreement between the Clarke County School District and the Athens-Clarke County government related to the Mall area TAD project.

The amendment calls for the Mayor and Commission to approve a Community Benefits Agreement. Among the items that CBA includes are:

  • A change in date
  • A request for space for a daycare
  • Making district employees a priority for affordable housing units, if possible
  • Internships for CCSD students.

The board also requests the developer make good faith efforts to provide opportunities for minority and female businesses.
The board tabled a vote on the issue at its February 9 meeting.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!