Location Ridgemore Road NW, City of Atlanta
Creek Basin Peachtree Creek
Approximate Total Acres 0.94 acres
Approx. Greenway Acres 0.94 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 280 linear feet
Date Acquired July 2004

Barnes, B. Property
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he Greenway Acquisition Project will protect properties from being developed within 100 feet of rivers and streams. This will result in improved water quality in the City of Atlanta and surrounding counties. The Barnes property conservation easement, located on Peachtree Creek, will protect 280 feet of Peachtree Creek as a streamside buffer. Peachtree Creek flows through a densely developed portion of the City of Atlanta. A large amount of stormwater runoff flows from the adjacent impervious surfaces into the creek. Impervious surfaces are comprised of areas where water cannot infiltrate into the ground, and instead washes off into nearby streams. Impervious surfaces include: roads, sidewalks, roofs, and parking lots. The stormwater carries with it sediment and pollutants. By infiltrating greenway areas adjacent to streams, these items are allowed to settle out of the stormwater before entering streams, thus protecting water quality. Stormwater that flows directly into streams at a high volume and velocity also causes erosion, which is another reason why protection of adjacent buffer zones is so important. Therefore, every property acquired by the City of Atlanta Greenway Acquisition project is a meaningful contribution to the protection of water resources of the community.

 


If you are interested in participating in the Greenway Acquisition Project, you can email us at greenways@usinfrastructure.com, or contact us directly.