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Mayor and Council authorize pivotal park land purchase

January 11, 2016

The Johns Creek City Council authorized the Mayor on Monday, Jan. 11, to execute a purchase agreement for approximately 20 acres for park land.
TPA park land"We are pleased to have the opportunity to acquire this property, especially as it is located in the north central corridor of the city, in Technology Park," stated Mayor Mike Bodker. "This property provides the city unique passive recreation options in an area of the city in need of additional recreational and park opportunities."

The purchase aligns with the recommendations from the draft Recreation and Parks Strategic Plan and follows the recent purchase of 133 acres of land for recreation and parks. The property's purchase price is $139,953 per acre with an asking price of approximately $2.85 million.

Mayor Bodker signing land purchaseThe 20-acre property is located adjacent to Medlock Bridge Road, stretching between Johns Creek Parkway and East Johns Crossing. The purchase of this property would increase total city parkland to approximately 360-acres and provide recreation space in the north central section of the city, currently identified as being underserved by the Recreation and Parks Strategic Plan.

The final site plan has yet to be determined. The public will have input into the final usage of the property.

To view additional details of the purchase, click here.