Brookhaven Council to consider approving purchase of 1664 Remington Rd. to preserve as greenspace
Brookhaven, GA, March 22, 2017 – by Trey Benton – The City of Brookhaven has taken another step in acquiring a 1.7 acre residential parcel for the purposes of preserving it as greeenspace. The parcel, located at 1664 Remington Rd., has been under negotiations between the property owner and the City for some months now. The City reports the two parties have come to an agreement.
“This item will be on the City Council agenda next Tuesday, March 28, 2017 for consideration with the recommendation of approval,” City Manager Christian Sigman said in a Wednesday email.
In addition to seeking City Council consent to execute the purchase contract, Sigman said that City Administrators will also be seeking approval of a resolution to “maintain the property as greenspace without facilities or public amenities.” He says the recommendation will be to return the property to its natural condition with the structure, pool and driveway removed, and install curbing where the driveway would meet the street to prohibit vehicular access.
The topic has received mixed reviews among residents, some saying the city should redirect their attention to other areas and leave this parcel alone. Other residents contend they see a public benefit if the city were to acquire the property. Supporters say they would like to see some type of path connecting the parcel to Murphey Candler Park, and further, into a future path system.
The 1.7 acre property in consideration is at the end of a cul-de-sac located at 1664 Remington Rd., and has close proximity to an existing 5.4-acre wooded parcel owned by the Ashford Glen Homeowners Association. On the other side of that parcel is Murphey Candler Park.
According to the DeKalb County Property Tax Records, the 2016 appraised value was $353,400. As of the time of this post, the purchase price agreed to by the City has not been disclosed.
Sigman urges those who would like to provide public comment on this greenspace acquisition, but cannot make the City Council meeting next Tuesday, to submit comments via email to the Mayor and Council at: mayorandcouncil@BrookhavenGa.gov.