Cobb County Government

Parks Bond Property Update

(Marietta, GA - May 22, 2017) The Cobb County Board of Commissioners continues to move forward to negotiate the purchase of $27.4 million in parks properties authorized through the parks bond measure approved by the board on April 11.

“Of the original ten properties identified as the highest in priority, four have been removed from consideration based on the fact that the county was not able to reach an agreement with property owners or the properties were unsuitable for park purposes,” according to Pat Riley, the real estate attorney in the County Attorney’s Office who is handling negotiations on behalf of the county.

Properties removed from the nominated list were located on Baker, Post Oak Tritt, Fowler, and Kurtz Roads.

Riley advised the board of developments at an Executive Session on Monday, May 22. Given the removal of properties from consideration, the Board has directed that additional properties be added to the active list under consideration, according to Riley.

Discussions regarding real estate acquisition are proper for executive sessions under the Open Meetings Act.