The larger almost 17-acre tract, formerly known as Jim Hearn Golf Center at 4445 Buford Highway, is under contract for $4.5 million. That deal is expected to close in September. “This effort will preserve existing green space, protect the nearby stream and offer expanded recreational activities adjacent to Dresden Park,” the City says.
The smaller of the two new green space parcels is an 8.9 acre tract of undeveloped land located at 4197 North Shallowford Road, just south of the Savoy Drive commercial corridor. That land is under contract for $111,111.11 and is expected to close in July. The City says once the park is completed, it will connect neighborhoods and businesses on North Shallowford Road and North Peachtree Road along Nancy Creek as part of a larger bicycle and pedestrian trail system in the area.
The addition of new parks and recreation space was a key task identified by residents in the City’s 2015 Comprehensive Plan. Additionally, efforts from the 2016 Parks Master Plan process identified Chamblee residents’ desire for additional park space featuring amenities like playgrounds and dog parks, new recreational opportunities and trail connectivity.
Chamblee currently has nine parks totaling some 76 acres.
City officials and staff are welcoming resident input on these proposed park spaces through an online three-question survey. The survey will be open through August 15th here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/STT7QBP.