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01 May 2015

Atlanta Annexation of 977 Acres in South Fulton Cleared by County Staff

Atlanta's proposed 977 acre annexation of the Loch Lomond and Sandtown communities took a giant leap forward, Friday.

Staff in the Fulton County Department of Planning and Community Services reviewed the annexation petitions submitted by Atlanta on behalf of property owners and registered voters to see if there was a legal basis for the county to object.

According to Georgia law, Fulton County may object to an annexation because of a material increase in burden upon the County directly related to any one or more of the following:   (1) The proposed change in zoning or land use; (2) Proposed increase in density; and (3) Infrastructure demands related to the proposed change in zoning or land use.

"The City of Atlanta proposed zoning categories and land use designations are consistent with the current Fulton County zoning and the land use designations," reads the report from Fulton County staff.  "Therefore, staff has found no basis upon which to file a valid objection and seeks the Board’s approval to notify the City of Atlanta accordingly."

Fulton County Commissioners will meet 6 May 2015 to approve Atlanta's request to annex 977 acres, valued at $59,664,090