City Government duckpondwork

Published on May 26th, 2016 |

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Peachtree Heights East may get $72,286 to shore up stream bank, water line

The city of Atlanta may spend up to $72,286 to restore a stream bank in Buckhead’s Peachtree Heights East neighborhood and protect a city-owned water line that is in “imminent risk of failure” because of erosion of the stream bank.

A resolution out of the City Council Utilities Committee authorizes the mayor’s office to reach an intergovernmental agreement with Peachtree Heights Park Inc. and the Peachtree Heights East Neighborhood Association.

The area in question is within 7.2 acres owned by Peachtree Heights Park and maintained by the neighborhood association. It is an urban green space generally accessible to the public, with paths and a very popular duck pond.

The water line lies between the western boundary of a stream and the east side of Parkside Drive NE in the park. The Utilities Committee action will be voted on by the full City Council during its June 6 meeting.

Peachtree Heights East is a historic area, with some homes more than 100 years old. It was developed by Eretus “Petie” Rivers, who died in 1932. His widow donated land encompassing the duck pond and park to a trust to be held in perpetuity, according to the neighborhood association’s website.

The park was restored in 2001 and presently is in the midst of a second phase of restoration. (For BuckheadView’s earlier story about the kickoff of Duck Pond Park’s Century Plan II, click here.)

 

 

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