Sandy Springs will pay $335,000 to buy a house and land at 6038 Harleston Road for the future widening of Hammond Drive. GOOGLE MAPS

Sandy Springs buying 19th parcel for Hammond widening

The Sandy Springs City Council has approved spending $335,000 to acquire the 19th property for its planned widening of Hammond Drive.

City staff said it negotiated the purchase of 6038 Harleston Road, a single-family home dating to the 1950s and its 0.47-acre lot. The seller is Kemin Elizabeth McCutchen, according to the purchase agreement, and the closing is scheduled for July 19.

Last month, the council approved spending $1.7 million total to acquire three nearby properties, also single-family dwellings built in the 1950s, for the Hammond project. Plans call for widening Hammond from two lanes to four, creating a divided thoroughfare with sidewalks and bicycle lanes.

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