Washington St. Partners
vacant greenway property was ideal for acquisition by the City of
Atlanta. The property is located in a residential area adjacent
to Interstate 75/85 on Joyland Place in south Atlanta, at the headwaters,
or the "source" of the South River. This tributary to
the South River forms the eastern and northern boundaries of the
property, of which 1,200 feet of stream are protected under the
acquisition. Almost half (3 acres) of the 7-acre property is located
within the 100-year floodplain zone. Protected by the Greenway Acquisition
Project, thick vegetation in the undeveloped property "filters"
sediments and pollutants from storm water runoff from the Interstate
and nearby residential areas, which could otherwise be harmful to
the South River ecosystem.
If you are interested in participating in the Greenway Acquisition
Project, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org,