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Proposed Annexations Could Connect Emory To Rail

Jun 30, 2017
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The proposed annexations of Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta's Egleston Hospital and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention into Atlanta wouldn’t yield the city a tax bonanza. But according to this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta would be enriched substantially by the economic development that would accompany a light-rail line along the Clifton Corridor, which MARTA officials have long wanted to build but can’t while the area remains outside the city.

Emory University Main Quad
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Emory University, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have asked to be annexed into the city of Atlanta. All three institutions are on Clifton Road, in what is now unincorporated DeKalb County.

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“These are nonprofits, so from a financial perspective it'd be very minor in terms of the overall impact on the county budget, at least initially,” DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond told WABE.

South Fulton Wins Annexation Fight Against Atlanta

Jun 5, 2017
Dario Lopez-Mills / Associated Press

The city of Atlanta has lost its annexation fight against the new city of South Fulton.

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When Georgia's General Assembly passed legislation to create the city of South Fulton last year, it gave communities a few weeks to decide whether they wanted to be part of the new city or be annexed by Atlanta, right next door.

Atlanta Takes Annexation Case To Georgia Supreme Court

Mar 20, 2017
Georgia Supreme Court building
Nick Nesmith / WABE

The city of Atlanta is going to the state Supreme Court to try to get back five neighborhoods it annexed from Fulton County.

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Last year, Georgia's General Assembly passed legislation to create the city of South Fulton. It included all of the last unincorporated areas in the county.

The law allowed areas that didn't want to be part of South Fulton to annex into another city, but it gave a time limit.


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The Georgia Supreme Court Monday dismissed the city of Atlanta’s attempt to annex valuable property in part of unincorporated Fulton County.

In a unanimous decision, the court threw out the case, saying Atlanta didn’t pass a local annexation ordinance and that the court couldn’t rule on proposed legislation.