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10 May 2016

Major Businesses Petition College Park to Annex Commercial Property Valued at $32 Million

Fifty-two days.

Fifty-two days is all that's left between now and the 1 July 2016 annexation deadline in unincorporated south Fulton County.

1 July 2016 marks the date when all annexations in unincorporated south Fulton County must be completed. Any land not annexed by an existing city on or before 1 July 2016 will be included in the proposed boundaries of the new city of South Fulton, and voters in those areas will have an opportunity to say "yay" or "nay" to cityhood this November.

The looming annexation deadline is prompting residents and property owners to consider taking their land into an established city in lieu of starting a new city.

The latest annexation request comes from two major businesses that own some valuable pieces of property in south Fulton County.

Atlanta Auto Auction and Coca-Cola have both filed petitions asking College Park to annex land owned by the two companies. The 142.7 acre annexation request is valued at $32,331,100, according to Fulton County tax records.

(The City of College Park has scheduled a public hearing on the annexation of 21 land parcels, totaling 142.7 acres, and valued at more than $32 million. Image courtesy Pamela Harvey.)
A public hearing on the annexation request is currently scheduled for 23 May 2016.

To date, the cities of Atlanta, Chattahoochee Hills and now, College Park have received petitions from businesses and residents attempting to annex out of the proposed city of South Fulton before the November referendum.