Since the end of 1995, Alpharetta has owned a little piece of Forsyth County, but now it might give it away.
Recreation and Parks Director Mike Perry will present a report tonight, Aug. 13, to Alpharetta City Council about the 36.4 acre tract of property on Shiloh Road in Forsyth County that was donated to the city by Shiloh Hills Limited Partners in December 1995. He reports that the donation was accepted with the purpose of utilizing the site for an environmental education function to be determined.
The property is wetlands and undevelopable, according to the report. It is located next to a section of the Forsyth County Greenway system.
"This property is outside of our jurisdiction, is undevelopable, has no retail value and is more of a potential liablilty than an asset," Perry wrote in his report.
He and his staff discussed this property with Administration, Community Development and Engineering departments before contacting Forsyth County to gauge their interest in buying this tract. Though Forsyth County is not interested in purchasing the tract, the county would be willing to accept the property as a donation.