Call it a tale of two cities - one real and one wannabe.
On Tuesday, Stockbridge City Council passed a resolution opposing the creation of a new city that would be called Eagles Landing. Stockbridge officials said there’s little information about the city that justifies its formation.
The proposed city of Eagle’s Landing would have about 18,000 residents in a 12 square-mile area sandwiched between Stockbridge and McDonough, the county seat. It would be comprised of 13 subdivisions including Eagle’s Landing Country Club, a 740-home, 24-hole golf course enclave whose residents include numerous celebrities, athletes, physicians, attorneys and other well-to-do professionals. Piedmont Henry Hospital and Jodeco South, a proposed $300 million live-work-play complex would be within the city limits, organizers say.
The city of Eagle’s Landing would be bordered by Hwy 42 on the east, I-75 on the west, Eagles Landing Parkway and a small part of Rock Quarry Road to the north and Jodeco Road to the south. (Some landmarks such as Eagles Landing Parkway do not have an apostrophe.) The proposal also calls for possibly annexing some parts of the county believed to be in Stockbridge now.
“The proposal to remove substantial portions of an existing city to place into the geographic area of an as-yet-unknown city is unprecedented in the state of Georgia,” Stockbridge officials said in a statement released Tuesday night. “Numerous residents of the area are voicing opposition to the proposal, citing concerns about the lack of information provided, not being given an opportunity to pose questions and also speculating as to the true motives and intensions behind the proposal to create the new city.”
The dust-up comes as Stockbridge is trying to best define its boundaries to eliminate confusion over its city limts. City officials have a proposal in front of the General Assembly to address that issue.
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