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South Fulton gets thousands of grant dollars to help roads, schools

The city of South Fulton is getting some needed help to fix its roads and grow a school garden program.

Atlanta Regional Commission has awarded the city $155,000 in grants, the city said Tuesday.

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The ARC launched its Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP) in 2018 to help municipalities research and plan ways to improve.

South Fulton was one of 18 metro Atlanta communities to get a CDAP grant, according to the ARC.

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The city got $100,000 for its Campbellton Crossroads Village Study. The study is supposed to create a master plan for the historic Campbellton community that will address issues of development, transportation, recreation and economic investment.

The ARC will spend $50,000 to study Washington Road and how to improve pedestrian access and safety. That includes looking at sidewalks, updated MARTA bus stops, bicycle paths, trails, crosswalks and street furniture.

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South Fulton also got $5,000 for the southwest part of the city where Georgia State University students participating in a senior seminar program at the Andrew Young School of Public Policy will  help grow the agricultural program at Chattahoochee Hills Charter School, 9670 Rivertown Road.

The students will create urban community gardens and better utilize available agriculture land.

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