Location

Falcon Drive, City of Atlanta

Creek Basin North Utoy Creek
Approximate Total Acres

19.31 acres

Approx. Greenway Acres 19.31 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 2,340 linear feet
Date Acquired January 2005

Blue Brick LLC Property
T
he Blue Brick LLC property acquisition is a significant one for the City of Atlanta. It is adjacent to several other large properties which have been acquired including the Hampton tract and the Beecher tract. Several other small properties have also been acquired both adjacent to this property as well as all along North Utoy Creek. This connected corridor of acquired properties represents a huge success for the Greenway Acquisition project. A connected corridor of protected streamside buffer properties is the most beneficial from an ecological standpoint and from a water quality protection standpoint. Connected corridors are the ultimate goal of the Greenway Acquisition project. Besides being large in acreage, this property is bordered on three sides by Utoy Creek. Therefore, it protects over 2,300 feet of streambank. This area is also historically significant. Civil War experts believe that the hills on this and other adjacent properties were was once used during the Battle of Utoy Creek, where troops fought from trenches located in this area. Protection of this property from development will help protect the streambank from the damaging effects of erosion and sedimentation along Utoy Creek, while also retaining the historical integrity of this segment of Utoy Creek.

 


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