Boys & Girls Club selling piece of Oakhurst dog park

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 1, 2014
The location of the Oakhurst Dog Park. Source: Google Maps

The location of the Oakhurst Dog Park. Source: Google Maps

This story has been updated. 

The Samuel L. Jones Boys & Girls Club plans to sell off half an acre of the Oakhurst Dog Park to a developer who will turn it into single family homes.

Developer Weaver Capital Partners called a meeting Monday evening, Dec. 1, at the club at 6:30 pm. The club is located at 450 East Lake Drive. Attempts to reach Weaver Capital Partners were unsuccessful.

Boys & Girls Club Chief Development Officer Candice Moore told Decaturish that the half acre the club wants to sell is a wooded area adjacent to the property. Moore said the club leases the dog park to the city for $1 a year and in exchange the city maintains the property.

“(The developer is) interested in developing the property to build two single family homes,” Moore said. “I believe they’re going through the process now, speaking to the neighborhood associations and getting it rezoned.”

She said the Boys & Girls Club intends to leave the rest of the park alone.

“The intent is we would maintain part of the dog park that’s in a flood zone, that can’t be developed,” Moore said. “Our goal is to maintain that as the dog park area.”

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