Location

Brick Plant Road and Bolton Road, west Atlanta

Creek Basin Proctor Creek
Approximate Total Acres

28.4 acres

Approx. Greenway Acres 28.4 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 1,330 linear feet
Date Acquired December 2004

General Shale Brick Property
T
he acquisition of this streamside greenway property is significant for many reasons. It was purchased from the General Shale Brick company, which is a large manufacturing facility located in an industrial area of the City of Atlanta. Proctor Creek flows through this industrial area, and is surrounded by several large facilities and impervious surfaces. The water flowing from the impervious surfaces washes sediment and pollution into Proctor Creek. The purchase of this approximately 28 acre property protecting both sides of the creek will help to slow the flow of storm water from adjacent impervious surfaces. Slowing the flow of storm water allows sediment and pollution to settle out before entering the creek. The successful acquisition of this property has also resulted in the creation of a large area of permanently protected greenspace in a part of the City which is densely developed and has very little greenspace.

 


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