Location Thornton Street, south Atlanta
Creek Basin South River Tributary
Approximate Total Acres 0.56 acres
Approx. Greenway Acres 0.56 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 150 linear feet
Date Acquired August 2004

Steele Property
his vacant greenway property was ideal for acquisition by the City of Atlanta. Although this acquisition is small in acreage, a tributary to the South River runs through the property. Through the acquisition of this property, the City of Atlanta will actually protect both sides of this tributary. Preservation of this property will also help prevent storm water run-off from flowing into the stream from surrounding impervious surfaces. Impervious surfaces include: driveways, roads, roofs, and any other surfaces which prevent water from infiltrating the ground during a rainstorm. When water flows across these surfaces, it picks up sediment and pollution. Then, the sediment and pollution flows into the rivers and streams of the Atlanta region. In highly urbanized areas, such as Atlanta, this run-off represents a significant source of water pollution. Therefore, every streamside property that is protected by the Atlanta Greenway Acquisition Project plays an important role in preventing water pollution.


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