Windsor Parkway will be relocated at its intersection with Roswell Road now that the city of Sandy Springs has acquired the necessary real estate.
The move is a direct result of the Gateway Project, a nearby mixed-use development of hundreds of new apartment units as well as office and retail space scheduled to be finished by the end of the year.
The intersection, when completed, will create a “T” where Windsor Parkway and Roswell Road meet.
When the project got started last year, Buckhead residents expressed concern about traffic that the development will bring to the Atlanta community just south of the Sandy Springs city line.
While improvements are coming to the Roswell and Windsor intersection, upgrades to the nearby intersections of Roswell and Wieuca and West Wieuca would have to come from the city of Atlanta.
Meanwhile, Sandy Springs City Council approved four purchases and one donation of land for construction at the intersection on April 21.
The city purchased 580.37 square feet of property on Windsor Parkway for $17,697; the city paid $5,200 for 392.37 square feet of property at 4555 Windsor Park Place; the city paid $10,100 for 59.31 square feet of right of way and 386.82 square feet of easement.
Additionally, the council voted to approve a donation of 449 square feet of right of way from the Windsor at Peachtree Homeowners Association. The HOA donated the right of way to allow construction of a pedestrian bridge over Windsor Parkway across Nancy Creek.
City staff wrote in a memo that the bridge will significantly improve the community. Council also accepted 594 square feet in right of way deeds for property at 4914 Powers Ferry Road and 849 square feet in right of way deeds at 1040 Balmoral Road.
Construction bids for the realignment are due May 6, while the pedestrian bridge project is awaiting FEMA approval of materials before advertising a bid for construction.