Location

Margaret Mitchell Drive,
City of Atlanta

Creek Basin Peachtree Creek
Approximate Total Acres

1.29 acres

Approx. Greenway Acres 1.29 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 176 linear feet
Date Acquired October 2004

Van Leer Property
T
he Van Leer property is located among a series of other protected Greenway properties on Margaret Mitchell Drive in Northwest Atlanta. A 100-foot conservation easement along 176 feet of Peachtree Creek has been placed on this Priority-1 Greenway property ensuring that the vegetation contained within the easement will be protected and left undisturbed. The conservation easement is located entirely within the 100-year floodplain. When preserved in their natural state, floodplains can function to reduce the severity of floods through vegetation that acts to slow stormwater runoff and filter impurities that would otherwise enter the creek. Stormwater runoff control is especially important in areas with steep slopes that lead to a river or stream, such as these properties on Margaret Mitchell Drive. Whether it provides connectivity, improved wildlife habitat or improved water quality, every greenway property is of critical importance to the overall mission of the City of Atlanta Greenway Acquisition Project.

 


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