Fresh off land owners along Naturally Fresh Boulevard choosing College Park instead of the proposed city of South Fulton championed by state lawmakers, a new annexation petition was recently filed by a single owner of 61.771 acres.
SFP WELCOME OSCP1 LLC, the owner of 61.771 acres along South Fulton Parkway and Delano Drive, submitted their petition to join College Park on 2 June 2015. SFP WELCOME OSCP1 LLC's land is valued at 364,100 according to county tax records.
State law allows Fulton County to object to an annexation because of a material increase in burden upon the county directly related to any one or more of the following:
- The proposed change in zoning or land use;
- Proposed increase in density; and
- Infrastructure demands related to the proposed change in zoning or land use.
Fulton County Commissioners are expected to approve SFP WELCOME OSCP1 LLC's annexation request at their 17 June 2015 meeting, however. Staff in the county planning and community services office could not find a legal basis to file a valid objection to the annexation.
This latest annexation request is largely seen as another repudiation of the proposed city of South Fulton, that would create a new municipality out of the remaining land in unincorporated south Fulton County.
Since the city of South Fulton idea was resurrected in 2014, more than 5,000 acres of land have been annexed by surrounding cities at the behest of property owners and registered voters who would rather not be included in the proposed start-up city.