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Atlanta's Zoning Review Board passed the ordinance to annex Emory and a few nearby properties into the city.
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Atlanta's Zoning Review Board passed the ordinance Thursday to annex Emory University and a few nearby properties into the city.

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Representatives from Emory and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spoke to the board voicing their support for the annexation.

 

But DeKalb County Commissioner Jeff Rader voiced the county government's opposition to the plan.

Emory University Main Quad
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There's a new sticking point in the proposed annexation of Emory University into Atlanta, and it centers around the question of where kids in the annexed area should go to school.

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Under legislation before the Atlanta City Council, more than 700 acres including Emory University would become part of Atlanta, but not part of Atlanta Public Schools.

Proposed Annexations Could Connect Emory To Rail

Jun 30, 2017
Alison Guillory / WABE

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.