Atlanta Buys Eleven Floodplain Homes For Greenspace

The City of Atlanta agreed this week to use $5.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program for the purchase and demolition of eleven homes in a flood plain along Peachtree and Nancy creeks in southern and western Buckhead.  The properties have remained uninhabitable following the severe flooding in 2009.

No city funds will be used for the project, which will become community green space.

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