County sells unused portion of Peachtree DeKalb Airport to Brookhaven

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 24, 2017

Photo obtained via https://www.facebook.com/BrookhavenGAGov

DeKalb County has announced the sale of an unused 33-acre tract of the Peachtree DeKalb Airport to the city of Brookhaven for use as a public park.

Brookhaven is paying $5.7 million for it, the commissioners announced in a press release. The vote was unanimous. The county says that seven years ago the airport decommissioned a runway that was being underutilized.

“On that property, hangars were installed to generate more income and accommodate additional aircraft. As a result of the runway’s decommission, a 33-acre wooded tract, located at 2951 Skyland Drive, became surplus property,” the press release says.

Federal Aviation Administration regulations require sale of surplus property at a fair market value and that the proceeds will go to the airport’s enterprise fund. The city of Brookhaven agreed to deed restrictions ensuring the property will be a greenspace that will be available to residents living inside the city limits and in unincorporated DeKalb County.

 

 

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