A map of the property Sandy Springs intends to purchase. The City would be buying Tract 2 and the county would retain ownership of Tract 1. Source: City of Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs City Council will consider spending $1.5 million to buy 21.74 acres along Old Riverside Drive from Fulton County at the council’s next regular meeting.

The next regular meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. and will be held at Council Chambers at Sandy Springs City Hall, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 500.

The city intends to turn the property, located across from the Marsh Creek Pumping Station, into a park. As part of the agreement, Fulton County would have a perpetual access easement across the property to allow the county to access the pump station. The city has been considering the purchase since 2011.

City Council also will consider distributing about $50,000 to several local nonprofits. The Sandy Springs Education Force would get the largest amount, $15,000. To see the value of the other proposed grant awards, click here.

Dan Whisenhunt

Dan Whisenhunt wrote for Reporter Newspapers from 2011 - 2014. He is the founder and editor of Decaturish.com