Location

Woodward Way NW and Dellwood Drive,
City of Atlanta

Creek Basin Peachtree Creek
Approximate Total Acres

2.05 acres

Approx. Greenway Acres 2.05 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 426 linear feet
Date Acquired September 2004

Gandy Property II
T
his Greenway Property is comprised of two parcels that appeared at one time to be threatened by development. In response to the threat of development, an adjacent resident, the Gandy family, purchased these properties to protect them. The Gandy family recently sold these two properties to the City of Atlanta Greenway acquisition project as a conservation easement. These properties will now be permanently protected. Together, the two parcels protect approximately 426 feet of streambank along Peachtree Creek and over two acres of greenspace. In addition to protecting these two parcels, the Gandy Family has sold another adjacent 100-ft wide conservation easement to the Greenway Acquisition Project, (see Gandy Property I) resulting 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.