Brookhaven Now Owns 33-Acre ‘PDK Greenspace’
Photo: COB Brookhaven, GA, May 2, 2017 – The Post Reports – The City of Brookhaven announced Monday they have closed on and now owns the “PDK Greenspace”.
on the outer edge of the Ashford Park Neighborhood.
“This is an exciting milestone for Brookhaven and its residents who worked so tirelessly to preserve Brookhaven’s green and vibrant environment,” said Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst in the release.
“We still have work to do to ensure that the property is safe for all residents to enjoy, but I’m looking forward to exploring this greenspace with my sons when it opens.” For the first 5-years of the loan, the City explains they will utilize $2.4 million in proceeds from the sale of land at Skyland Park to the DeKalb County School System for a new John Lewis Elementary School, to pay the note.
frontage as a staging area for maintenance equipment.
The City says they are already looking for a place to relocate the staging area to.
While the City now owns the property, the land will remain closed to the public throughout the summer so staff and community partners can address site environmental remediation, cleanup and safety issues.
Now, Brookhaven is solely responsible for the future of this priceless urban forest.” The CWSRF, is as a federal loan program administered by GEFA, and provides communities throughout Georgia with low-interest loans to fund wastewater infrastructure and water pollution control projects.
These projects conserve and improve water resources, and facilitate economic growth, and development.
Low-interest loans from this program are available up to $25 million.” The GEFA loan awarded to Brookhaven includes $500,000 in principal forgiveness, for the financing of the PDK Greenspace.