Box 1, Folder 21, Document 56

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ROUGH DRAFT
Mr. Le wi s E . Pa rke r
State Highway Urb an Eng ine er
St ate Highway Dep a rtme n t of Ge org ia
No . 2 Capit o l Square
Atlanta, Ge org ia 30334
SUBJECT :
I-1./-85 -1 ( 43 ) PE &
Fulton Coun ty
I-485 -1 ( 46 ) R/W
Dear Mr . Pa rke r :
Thank you fo r your l ett e r of Oc t obe r
30, 1969 .
We ar e delight e d to h ave the opportunity to coope r ate
with the Stat e and Federal government s i n p rov i d i ng
park a r eas a l o ng I-485 in t he Ci ty o f Atl an t a .
The Atlanta Pa r ks Depar t ment is prepar ed to assume
r espons ib ility for the maintenan ce of t he areas
d esignated in your letter . Mr . Jack De lius , Ge neral
Manage r of Parks , ha s as k e d only that his l andscape
archit ec t s b e a l lowed t o r eview and possibly i nf luence
the land scaping p l ans f o r t hese p r op e r ti es . The Parks
Depa rtment staff has sugge s t ed th se ar as b e
ve l p p e d
with tree pl nting S h eme § that , o u1 d r e~µ1 r e ye f
1i tt1
ma int enan oe .
Wa h - P
nu mber
Bureau
thi s p r
tha t y ou will go f urth e r in acqu iring a gr eat er
of partial takes o f smaller size as s u ming the
of Public Roa d s w ' ll app rov e an expans i on of
gram .
The P~rk, Dep a rtme n t r e cogni zes the
p05ij ib1@b e n e£1i s to t h e n e ~g hborhoods involve d and
i s will~ng and anxious to a ssume responsibility for
th e maint e nance of a dditional smal l e r sections along
I - 485 .
Mr . Jack De lius will ask th e Parks Commi ttee t o introduce
a resolution to the Board of Ald ermen on Decemb e r 1,
1969, which would a uthoriz e a forma l agreement from the
City of Atlanta to und e rtake the maintenance of the
d es i g n a t e d a r eas as we ll as other pos sibl e areas.
Sinc e r ely your s,
Ivan All e n, Jr.
cc:
Jack De liu s
Charlie Leftwich
Buddy Fowlkes
Evere tt Millican
Rodney Cook
Ceci l Turne r
Richard Freeman
Sidney J. Marc u s
Charles Robisch-
Dan Sweat
Collie r Gladin
Emory Parrish
Joe E. Brown
Ed Ga rrard
Herschel Bryant

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