Brought forward by Councilman Darron Kusman, who noticed the property while on walks around the Ashford Park neighborhood, explained the park will be located at 3090 Canfield Drive. The property is part of the estate of Ann Taylor, who was a long-time Chamblee resident.
The land purchase, set to close on or before May 2nd, will be paid for out of the City’s Homestead Option Sales Tax (HOST) funds.
“We’re very excited about this beautiful sites potential. Ms. Taylor was an avid gardener and her care and attention to detail is evident throughout,” Kusman told The Post. “We’re very much looking forward to creating a quaint retreat and gathering place for the Ashford Park neighborhood.”
On the “upper” parcel, there is a house that the City will more than likely tear down. Because the “lower” land has a natural “park-like” topography, as well as a variety of native plant species and a flowing creek, Kusman said his vision for the pocket park is to preserve as much of its natural beauty as possible.
The project is contingent on the City receiving a clear title.
Here are a few photos.