June 03, 2015
The City of Johns Creek announced that it intends to purchase property on Morton Road to develop a 4-acre neighborhood pocket park during the June 1 City Council meeting.
Pocket parks are small parks at typically 4 acres or less. They are designed to serve surrounding neighborhoods, tend to be left as green space with the possibility for playgrounds, or have limited facilities, and little or no parking. With limited large land areas available, the City is exploring possible pocket park locations around town as a way to address the community’s desire for more parks, including 2.4 acres at Bell and Boles roads.
Specific use for the property will be determined by a Recreation and Parks Master Plan currently being formulated with input from the public and the City Council. One proposed concept for the park would cost about $1.2 million, and could be developed over years.
The property owners, Georgia Power Co. and Alpharetta Family Medical Clinic., have signed letters of intent to sell. If approved the City will pay $640,000. The land was appraised at almost $1.3 million. The City Council is scheduled to vote on the proposal at its June 15 meeting.