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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