Austell to receive $4.6 million for land sale

Austell officials will sell 54 acres for $4.6 million.

Taylor & Mathis of Atlanta will buy the property at the corner of Austell-Powder Springs Road and Dr. Luke Glenn Garrett Jr. Memorial Highway northwest of the city’s fire station and next to the Norfolk Southern Railway intermodal terminal, City Attorney Scott Kimbrough told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, following the Austell City Council meeting on Sept. 10.

Austell Mayor Pro-Tem Ollie Clemons and Kimbrough added that the facility - to be constructed by Taylor & Mathis - will be leased to serve the intermodal terminal.

Intermodal provides transfer of freight from ship to train to trucks for final delivery.

The $100 million Austell intermodal terminal opened in 2001 on 450 acres to help Norfolk Southern serve the ports of Charleston, Savannah, Miami and Jacksonville.