- Meris Lutz The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Cobb County has purchased a 94-acres of land on Burnt Hickory Road in West Cobb as parkland, a step toward fulfilling one of Chairman Mike Boyce’s central campaign promises.
The county paid the Kemp family $6.5 million using money from a $27.4 million bond issuance approved in January.
In the months since Boyce took office, however, the county has faced a severe funding crunch that raises questions over how Cobb will fund the development and operations of any additional parks.
“The Kemp family could have made a lot more money by selling to a developer, so we were pleased they decided to make it a park instead of a development,” Commissioner Bob Weatherford said in a statement.