In case you missed it, the APS board voted last night to purchase the IBM site on Northside Parkway, finally making public the best kept secret in north Atlanta. Read more in today’s AJC article, which quotes Foundation trustee Cynthia Briscoe Brown, and below is a message from school board member Nancy Meister to the Warrior community. APS estimates 18 months to two years to completion; in the meantime, the Foundation is focused on achieving our mission in the here and now. Help us by making a donation to our new Warrior Fund today!
District 4 Constituents,
Tonight, the ABE authorized the APS Administration to move forward with a Purchase and Sales contract, for the acquisition of land for the “new” North Atlanta High School. The property is located at 4111 Northside Parkway. This location is 3.6 miles north of the current North Atlanta High School, and offers so much from a land/opportunity perspective.
The process has been very involved, many sites were considered, and I am quite pleased with the Administration’s recommendation. A 56 acre property, such as this, will allow the district to stay ahead of the anticipated growth. The proposed location will allow for athletic facilities such as a football practice field, soccer field, softball field and baseball field. Long term, I would anticipate the property to allow the district to expand athletic facilities and other opportunities.
The Administration will be engaged in a critical and aggressive due diligence process over the next few months. I look forward to ensuring that all stakeholder feedback is heard and input is addressed.
District 4 ABE