It’s Official: Roswell Now Owns The Old Crabapple Middle School Property

February 27, 2024
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🌳 The Gist: Roswell has secured a deal to buy the former Crabapple Middle School site for $6.5 million, allowing for expanded city park and recreation services.

🔍 The Details: The City of Roswell and the Fulton County School District have agreed on the sale of the over 20-acre property at 10700 Crabapple Road, which is already zoned for civic use. This acquisition, unanimously approved by the Roswell City Council, will use the bond funds approved by voters in 2022, fulfilling a commitment to invest in park spaces.

📈 By The Numbers:

  • Purchase price: $6.5 million
  • Property size: 20+ acres
  • Bond funds approved by voters: $179.6 million in November 2022

🌄 The Big Picture: This move aligns with Roswell’s strategic plan to enhance public spaces and community quality of life. The former school site’s location next to Roswell Area Park is ideal for this purpose, offering significant potential for new and improved recreational offerings.

🛠 What’s Next?: City officials will conduct standard due diligence before finalizing the purchase. They plan to involve the public in discussions about the property’s future use, ensuring community needs and desires are considered in the development of new park spaces.

🤔 Questions to Consider:

  • How will the new park space address current gaps in Roswell’s recreational offerings?
  • What are residents’ priorities for the development of this new community asset?
  • How will the city ensure the project maximizes benefits for all Roswell residents?

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