Green space is a major contributor to the beauty and qualify of life in Sandy Springs and this newsletter provides updates on several of the green space projects in District 3 and across the city.
Upcoming Greenspace and Recreation Projects
The Marsh Creek Preserve on Johnson Ferry Rd. will provide flood control and water-quality management in the downtown district west of Roswell Road and downstream from City Springs. Significant rock work has been required to build the retention basin, but much of the rock hammering should conclude by the end of August, which is good news for our neighbors along Johnson Ferry and in Mountaire Springs and Whispering Pines.
The park should be completed late this year with a ribbon cutting potentially in November.
The Abernathy Greenway South project should begin construction later this year with a completion goal of June 2017. This 12-acre stretch of land traverses the south-side of Abernathy Rd. from the Sandy Springs Arts Center to just past Wright Rd. and will include a 1-mile crushed-slate trail system ideal for walkers and joggers. This project is being done in coordination with the Sandy Springs Conservancy, which has been a crucial partner in many of our city's key green space projects.
Sandy Springs owns several flood-zone properties across the city that were originally purchased by FEMA and deeded to the city. One of these tracts, a 5-acre parcel on Windsor Parkway near the Peachtree Dunwoody soccer fields is being considered for a new park called Windsor Meadows Park.
The City will begin comprehensive renovations to the gymnastics building at Hammond Park with completion expected by this December. This is an important asset for recreation in Sandy Springs and these improvements will be welcomed by the over 800 families that currently use this facility for gymnastics, karate and fitness classes.
Upcoming Traffic Closures
Riverside Dr./I-285 Bridge Closure for 3 weekends in August:
-Friday night at 9pm, 8/5 to Monday at 5am, 8/8 -Friday night at 9pm, 8/12 to Monday at 5am, 8/15 -Friday night at 9pm, 8/19 to Monday at 5am, 8/22
Mark Your Calendars
TUESDAY, AUGUST 16TH. 6pm. City Hall
Sandy Springs City Council Meeting
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17TH. 6pm. City Hall
District 3 Rezoning Public Meeting
A public meeting for the requested rezoning of 6045 - 6105 Glenridge Dr. from R-2 to R-5 will be held on Wed., 8/17at City Hall, beginning at 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17TH. 7pm*. City Hall*
Sandy Springs Circle Road Project Public Meeting
*Please note that this is a change from the original starting time of 6 p.m. and the original location of Heritage Hall.
The community meeting on the potential Sandy Springs Circle project is scheduled for August 17th at City Hall starting at 7pm.
If you are interested in reading the Week in Review provided by the City Manager regarding work activity on behalf of the community, you can access it here for the week of July 25-29th.
As always, if you have questions or wish to discuss matters involving your neighborhood or city, please reach out to me at email@example.com.
Thanks so much and I hope everyone has a great week.