Councilwoman Archibong Secures $1.2 million to Purchase 6.2 Acres of Forested Land in East Atlanta


Dan Whisenhunt

770 Shadowridge Drive. Source: Google Street View

770 Shadowridge Drive. Source: Google Street View

Atlanta is buying 6.2 acres of forested land at 770 Shadowridge Drive in East Atlanta to add more green space to the city.

The purchase price is $1.2 million.  The property is being purchased from Susan Schayes, according to DeKalb County property tax records.

Councilmember Natalyn Archibong says the property will increase the city’s tree canopy.

“We have to do all that we can, not only to preserve, but to also increase our existing tree canopy,”  Archibong said in a press release.

The city will make the property available for public use and restrict it to “minimal impact” activities, the press release says.

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