The city of Brookhaven will host an informational meeting regarding the future 900-seat John Lewis Elementary School and construction of the new Skyland Park on Wednesday, July 5, at 6 p.m. at Ashford Park, 2980 Redding Road, according to a press release.

Officials from DeKalb County Schools and the city of Brookhaven will be on hand to discuss key dates for Skyland Park and school construction, traffic impact and future community  involvement.

Last year, the City Council voted to sell the original Skyland Park to the DeKalb County Board of Education for $4.7 million as the site for the new elementary school as part of the school district’s efforts to alleviate overcrowding in the Cross Keys cluster.

A new, smaller Skyland Park is being built on the site where the State Vital Records Office was located.

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Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.