Location Sandringham Drive , SW
City of Atlanta
Creek Basin South Utoy Creek
Approximate Total Acres 0.211 acres
Approx. Greenway Acres 0.211 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 80 linear feet
Date Acquired December 2003

Cotton Property
T
his Priority-1 acquired Greenway Property is located in a residential area in southwest Atlanta. In this acquisition, the City of Atlanta purchased a streamside floodplain area from a small property owner. Preserving a vegetated buffer area and floodplain is important for maintaining the health of the stream. A vegetated buffer protects the stream from stormwater run-off by filtering and slowing the flow of water. This helps prevent erosion and bank collapse. A high percentage of both large and small property owners in southwest Atlanta have participated in the Atlanta Greenway Acquisition Project which has resulted in a connected corridor of protected streamside properties. A linear protected streamside corridor creates a more stable habitat for plants and animals. This acquisition is an example of how small property owner participation in the City of Atlanta Greenway Acquisition Project can result in great benefits to water quality.

 


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