Location Childress Drive, City of Atlanta
Creek Basin South Utoy Creek
Approximate Total Acres 73.0 acres
Approx. Greenway Acres 73.0 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 4,127 linear feet
Date Acquired December 2001

D'agnese Property
H
ighly valued ecologically for its wide floodplain and wetland areas, this property was acquired under the City of Atlanta Greenway Acquisition Project from Mr. Paul D'Agnese. Originally valued at $735,000, only $366,176.33 of Greenway Acquisition Project funds were actually used to acquire this property because Mr. D'Agnese donated a large number of this property's acreage to the City. Under the Greenway Acquisition Project, donations are encouraged because they can benefit both the buyer and the seller. Donations allow the City, as the buyer, to reserve Greenway Acquisition Project monies for other acquisitions, and donations may provide a tax break to the seller. On Earth Day, 2002, Mayor Shirley Franklin celebrated this property as one of the largest acquisitions the City had made under the Greenway Acquisition Project to date.

 


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