A house and land at 650 Hammond Drive, Sandy Springs, is being sold for $410,000 to the city, which plans to eventually demolish it for a widening of the street. CITY OF SANDY SPRINGS

Sandy Springs buys another house on Hammond

The Sandy Springs City Council has approved the purchase of its 11th house on Hammond Drive as it assembles land for the eventual widening of the street.

The council approved spending $410,000 to buy the property at 650 Hammond from JZJ LLC, the seller. The roughly 0.38-acre lot has a single-family residence built in 1959 and is between Lorell Terrace and Glenridge Drive.

“The house will be inspected and if it meets established criteria, the home can be rented to a public safety employee until construction is ready to begin,” a Sandy Springs spokeswoman said.

Hammond is a heavily trafficked, two-lane road connecting Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. It has houses on both sides of the street. The city plans to turn Hammond into a four-lane divided thoroughfare with sidewalks and bicycle lanes.

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