Location Ridgemore Road NW, City of Atlanta
Creek Basin Peachtree Creek
Approximate Total Acres 0.45 acres
Approx. Greenway Acres 0.45 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 117 linear feet
Date Acquired May 2004

Potts Property
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he Greenway Acquisition Project will protect properties from being developed within 100 feet of rivers and streams. This will result in improved water quality in Atlanta, including the Peachtree Creek watershed. The Potts property conservation easement, located in a residential area on Ridgemore Road in northwest Atlanta, is a Priority 1 status property. Acquisition of this property will help protect plant and animal habitats along Peachtree Creek. Stormwater run-off also poses a significant threat to Peachtree Creek. Often, stormwater run-off contains a high level of sediment and pollutants. By infiltrating adjacent greenway areas, these items are allowed to settle out of the water before entering streams, thus protecting water quality. Stormwater that flows directly into streams at a high volume and velocity also causes erosion, which is another reason why protection of adjacent buffer zones is so important. Therefore, every property acquired by the City of Atlanta Greenway Acquisition project is a meaningful contribution to the protection of water resources of the community.

 


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