The purchasing policy provides the city manager the ability to approve city contracts up to a specified amount without prior approval from the council. Originally, the city manager’s spending maxed at $250,000.
At the June 25 Planning Commission meeting, Gary Callicott, the developer, said he believes this price would attract first-time homebuyers, public safety and public service employees, like teachers.
A trail has been proposed in this area as a pilot project in 2018 that has now been folded in the city’s trail master plan. Some of the invasive plant species being removed include kudzu, English ivy, privet and other destructive greenery, ESS said.
RevPAR Development paid $3 million for the site and will develop the hotel. It's planned at Barfield Road and Mount Vernon Highway, near the headquarters of Mercedes-Benz U.S. and the Sandy Springs MARTA station.
Vertical Earth submitted the lowest of four bids for the project, which extends from Hammond Drive to Mount Vernon Highway. Plans call for site grading, retaining wall construction, sidewalks, driveway aprons, curbs and gutters, on-street parking, pedestrian-scale lighting and erosion control measures.
A study commissioned by a Sandy Springs group advocating for a city school district has found creating one would be financially feasible.
Nearly a month in, Sandy Springs says its first-in-Georgia false alarm ordinance has been working — meaning police officers are working less on responding to likely false alarms.
Sandy Springs is moving ahead on an $8.6 million “Cultural Center” project contingent on a big co-payment from a Holocaust education group that could bring a new state memorial to the city.
Peggy Merriss will be Sandy Springs’ interim city manager starting Aug. 3 after her nomination was approved by the City Council.
Hate crimes in Sandy Springs that violate local laws will come with enhanced legal penalties and stronger police data collection after the City Council unanimously approved a new ordinance July 16.