The proposed new shelter over the historic spring gave Sandy Springs its name. HERITAGE SANDY SPRINGS

Sandy Springs OKs new shelter for historic spring

The Sandy Springs City Council has given the go-ahead to remake the shelter over the historic freshwater spring that gave the city its name.

The Council approved Heritage Sandy Springs’ proposal for a new spring pavilion, part of an estimated $350,000 makeover of Heritage Green Park, 6110 Blue Stone Road. Construction is expected to begin in November and be completed by March 2018.

A multi-roof structure designed by the husband-and-wife architectural team of Lane and Linda Duncan would replace the simple, open shelter that now stands guard over the spring. The spring itself – now a hole in the ground covered by a metal grate – would get a new enclosure with a recirculating pump to bring water to the surface.

Officials of Heritage Sandy Springs, keeper of the park, have said the work would be funded by a capital campaign and sponsorships, and no use of public funds are anticipated.

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