Location Flamingo Road, City of Atlanta
Creek Basin North Utoy Creek
Approximate Total Acres 102.0 acres
Approx. Greenway Acres 54.0 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 4,620 linear feet
Date Acquired December 2002

Lionel Hampton Tract
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s the largest property acquisition under the Greenway Acquisition Project to date, the Lionel Hampton tract has been heralded for its multi-purpose values. This property contains many unique ecological, recreational and historical features. Situated in a residential area, this Priority-1 status property is characterized by mature hardwood forest and lies adjacent to the PATH Foundation's Lionel Hampton Trail. (The PATH Foundation is dedicated to installing and maintaining paved multi-purpose pedestrian trails throughout Metro Atlanta.) The property also contains earthworks (trenches and fortifications) used by Union troops in the Battles of Ezra Church and Utoy Creek during the Civil War. The condition of the fortifications is excellent, according to historical experts with the Civil War Commission, due to the fact that the property has never been developed. Although this property has been subjected to intense development pressure, the community has sought to keep this property in its undeveloped state. The Lionel Hampton tract was acquired for $2.65 million. Of this amount, $1.03 million were Greenway Acquisition Project funds, $622,000.00 were Georgia Greenspace Program monies, and $1.00 million was money acquired by the City of Atlanta from a grant award through the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. This property is also immediately adjacent to another Greenway Property, the Beecher Hills tract.

 


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