Special soil reserved for Sandy Springs project

Soil contributed by residents around Sandy Springs for the City Springs project will be used for landscaping along a street, Galambos Way, that honors the city's founder and first mayor, Eva Galambos.

The soil was collected in September 2015 when the name and logo of the City Springs project were revealed. It had been in the care of the City Springs construction team and stored in a container on site.

“Without Eva’s vision and tenacity, we would not be a city today. She began our efforts to create a place where the community could come together, so it is fitting that this literal and symbolic collaboration takes place on the street named after her and leading up to City Hall,” said the current Mayor Rusty Paul.

Mayor Galambos provided the ceremonial “first bite” with a grapple claw December 2013 to begin demolition on the City Springs site, officials said. She served two terms as mayor and died in 2015.

City Springs, a 14-acre reconstruction of the central business district, will offer residences, a performing arts center, offices, retailing, a 4-acre park and more than 1,000 parking spaces. Its official opening is next summer. Information: http://citysprings.com/