City Council will be asked during its Feb. 19 meeting to consider condemning two pieces of property along Roswell Road to expand right of way for the city’s streetscape project, including one owned by a local strip club.

The parcels located at 6420 Roswell Road is owned by Charles Gary Evans and is the address for Flashers, a strip club the city sued in 2011 for alleged violations of city code.  The other property is a gas station at 6360 Roswell Road, and is owned by a company in Macon.  If city council approves the condemnation, it will give the city additional right of way as it begins construction of sidewalks from Johnson Ferry to Abernathy Road.  The city would have to pay fair market value for each parcel.

An independent appraiser determined the value for the parcel located at 6420 Roswell Road is $30,200 and the value for the parcel at 6360 Roswell is $71,850. According to the city’s website, the streetscape will include, “installation of sidewalks on both sides of road and where this section is non-existent. In addition, pedestrian-scale lighting, crosswalks, street trees, bus shelters and associated landscaping will be installed.”

The Feb. 19 meeting begins at 6 p.m. and will be held at Council Chambers at Sandy Springs City Hall, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 500.

Dan Whisenhunt

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