Pied­mont Park to get ex­pan­sion

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - NEWS -

At­lanta city of­fi­cials are plan­ning a ma­jor ex­pan­sion for one of the city’s big­gest pub­lic parks.

Out­go­ing Mayor Kasim Reed an­nounced the $100 mil­lion plan for Pied­mont Park on Fri­day, dur­ing his last news con­fer­ence of his eight years as mayor.

The At­lanta Jour­nal-Con­sti­tu­tion re­ported the city has en­tered into agree­ments to pur­chase about 5 acres of land at the in­ter­sec­tion of Pied­mont Av­enue and Mon­roe Drive for $20 mil­lion.

That area is now home to a gas sta­tion and older strip malls with restau­rants, a laun­dry and a hair sa­lon.

To com­plete the over­all ex­pan­sion of Pied­mont Park, the city still needs to as­sem­ble a few more parcels of land.

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