County sells unused portion of Peachtree DeKalb Airport to Brookhaven
DeKalb County has announced the sale of an unused 33-acre tract of the Peachtree DeKalb Airport to the city of Brookhaven for use as a public park.
Brookhaven is paying $5.7 million for it, the commissioners announced in a press release. The vote was unanimous. The county says that seven years ago the airport decommissioned a runway that was being underutilized.
“On that property, hangars were installed to generate more income and accommodate additional aircraft. As a result of the runway’s decommission, a 33-acre wooded tract, located at 2951 Skyland Drive, became surplus property,” the press release says.
Federal Aviation Administration regulations require sale of surplus property at a fair market value and that the proceeds will go to the airport’s enterprise fund. The city of Brookhaven agreed to deed restrictions ensuring the property will be a greenspace that will be available to residents living inside the city limits and in unincorporated DeKalb County.