Brookhaven, GA, June 27, 2017 — The Post Reports — The City of Brookhaven will host an informational meeting regarding the future John Lewis Elementary School and construction of the new Skyland Park on Wednesday, July 5, at 6 p.m. at Ashford Park, 2980 Redding Road.
Last year, the City of Brookhaven negotiated with the State of Georgia and the DeKalb County Board of Education (BOE) to sell Skyland Park for $4.7 million as part of a larger $7.5 million deal that includes the School System purchasing Skyland Center from the Georgia State Properties Commission. That purchase will enable the DeKalb School District to construct a new elementary school in Brookhaven named after civil rights leader, Congressman John Lewis. The school at this point is slated house 900 students and cost approximately $22 million to construct.
Brookhaven parks plan consultant, Greenberg Farrow, has prepared a design for a new Skyland Park. Included in the presentation City leaders reviewed during their Tuesday, March 28th Work Session, is a “base plan” and an expanded plan showing “add-on / alternatives”. The purpose of supplying the list of amenity alternatives, is to give the City the opportunity to pick from an “a la carte” menu and to get a cost during the bid process which the city may or may not choose to incorporate in the Skyland Park Plan.
Work includes in the construction of a new 4.70-acre Skyland Park includes the following:
- Demolition of Existing Facilities
- Site Erosion Control, Grading & Utilities
- Site Hardscape, Landscape & Irrigation
- Restrooms, Pavilion & Site Furnishings
- All Other Work Necessary for the Completion of the Park Project
Officials from DeKalb County Schools and the City of Brookhaven will be on hand to discuss key dates for Skyland Park and school construction, traffic impact, and future community involvement.
More information can be found on the City website here.