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Abernathy Greenway Park In Sandy Springs To Expand

Jul 31, 2017
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The Abernathy Greenway Park in Sandy Springs is about to expand. 

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In August, contractors will start working on the Greenway's south park, directly across the street from the north park, which opened in 2014. They both run between Johnson Ferry Road and Wright Road, just west of Roswell Road. 

The north Greenway has playgrounds, playable art pieces, pavilions and picnic tables. But the south Greenway will be different. 

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Bidding has opened for the design and development of what is slated to be Atlanta's biggest park.

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Atlanta has a new tool to help preserve its tree canopy. A change in law late last year allowed the city to start using fees from developers to buy and protect private green space.

But the question now is, which forests deserve the money?

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The Value In A Forest

To get a view of the Ormewood Forest in East Atlanta, a small group of neighbors head through a backyard to a chain link fence. There, at the forest’s border, a cloud of mosquitos rises up.

Buckhead Gets Funding To Develop 2 New Parks

Jul 6, 2017
Bulkhead Sign Near Path 400
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Buckhead is getting more than $2 million from the city of Atlanta to develop two new parks. 

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The city already owns four acres in the Pine Hills neighborhood, on Lenox Road, and 0.7 acres on Old Ivy Road, near PATH400. Now it has allocated the money to turn the parcels into parks, with accessible walking paths, pavilions and playgrounds. 

Atlanta City Councilman Howard Shook, who represents Buckhead, says designs for the Old Ivy park are already underway.

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A new kind of project could be coming to Atlanta’s Memorial Drive. It’s being dubbed a “park-oriented development.”

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According to the developers, it would be a mixed-use project designed around a greenspace that's planned for the area.

But the development is facing pushback from some who claim it could put the park it’s geared toward in jeopardy.

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