Sandy Springs City Council members will vote on the purchase of 21 acres of proposed park space on Old Riverside Drive, on Tuesday.
The 23-acre property is owned by Fulton County and houses the Marsh Creek Pumping Station. Sandy Springs is interested in purchasing land between the pumping station and the Chattahoochee River. The county would retain the portion of land where the pumping station is located.
According to city, Fulton County has agreed to sell the 21 acres is for $1,465,000.
Although the land would be used for a passive park, Fulton County has acknowledged a potential aesthetic and noise problem from the pumping station.
Since the park was proposed, nearby homeowners have been divided on how they feel about it. Plans have included a playground, walking and jogging trails, a pavilion, park benches and picnic tables, restrooms and open green space.