The Brookhaven City Council unanimously approved July 24 a $113,690 contract with Pro Building System to construct a new Public Works and Parks Maintenance Yard on Briarwood Road, where a trailhead for the Peachtree Creek Greenway is also being built.

The yard will be located at 1793 Briarwood Road and eliminate the need to store Public Works equipment at the current location at Osborne Park.

The Briarwood property was recently purchased for slightly more than $2 million after the city lost an eminent domain case to acquire the land for a trailhead for the Greenway. The city is also placing its new public safety headquarters on this property.

“I want to thank the residents in the Lynwood community for their patience as the city has worked through our equipment-storage issue,” said District 1 Councilmember Linley Jones in a prepared statement. “We have always said Osborne Park was a temporary arrangement, and we are making good on our promise to return Osborne Park back to its natural state.”

Construction is expected to be completed by early September with city equipment moved to the new facility before Sept. 15.

Dyana Bagby

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