Location

Woodward Way NW,
City of Atlanta

Creek Basin Peachtree Creek
Approximate Total Acres

1.28 acres

Approx. Greenway Acres 1.28 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 380 linear feet
Date Acquired September 2004

Gandy Property I
T
his Greenway property is comprised of a 100-foot wide conservation easement that borders approximately 380 feet of Peachtree Creek. The conservation easement is located on the rear portion of a residential parcel, owned by the Gandy family, for purposes of permanently protecting the vegetation contained within it and ultimately improving water quality in Peachtree Creek. In addition to this property, the Gandy family purchased two other parcels, which appeared to be under threat of development, to protect them. These properties were then sold to the Greenway Acquisition Project (see Gandy Property II). The Gandy family's participation in the Greenway Acquisition Project has resulted in the protection of a total of 806 linear feet of streambank along Peachtree Creek.


Vegetated stream buffers and greenspace can help improve water quality and control flooding during wet weather. As stormwater flows over impervious surfaces (such as rooftops and roads) it picks up pollutants. Vegetation can help slow the rush of stormwater to a receiving stream and filter out these pollutants. By taking a participatory role in their communities through the Greenway Acquisition Project, property owners are setting the standard for water quality protection in Metro Atlanta.

 


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