Sandy Springs is paying $10,700 for a three-year, temporary construction easement for a sidewalk project in front of the Firestone Complete Auto Care at 7780 Spalding Drive. GOOGLE MAPS

Deed corrected, Sandy Springs sidewalk project can proceed

After encountering a real estate deed recorded in the wrong county, Sandy Springs has negotiated an easement for land needed for the Spalding Drive sidewalk project.

The City Council approved paying Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC $10,700 to acquire a three-year, 1,812-square-foot temporary construction easement. The land is in front of the Firestone Complete Auto Care store at 7780 Spalding.

During negotiations, staff learned that when the owner’s name was changed from Firestone Real Estate Leasing to Bridgestone Retail Operations, a deed transferring ownership of the property had been mistakenly recorded in Gwinnett County.

Bridgestone has prepared an affidavit correcting the defective deed and is recording the document in Fulton County, according to a staff report to the council. “This should be completed by mid-January, allowing the consummation of the transfer needed for the temporary construction easement,” staff said.

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