School district, county exchange three properties

A new Pleasantdale Elementary building will be built on a 7.3 acre plot of Pleasantdale Park. Photos submitted.

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) officials have completed a deal with DeKalb County that involves properties at three locations, according to a district press release.

On March 20, DCSD announced it had purchased from the county 7.35 acres of Pleasantdale Park. The purchase cost the district $3.22 million and will be the site of a new Pleasantdale Elementary. The new school will house 900 students. The location is adjacent to the current Pleasantdale Elementary location at 3695 Northlake Drive.

Pleasantdale Elementary was originally built in 1968 and renovated in 1998. Photos submitted.

The original Pleasantdale Elementary was constructed in 1968, according to a 2016 Facility Condition Assessment. It was renovated in 1998.

District officials said the construction of the new school is expected to be completed by January 2020.
In addition to the purchase of the Pleasantdale property, DCSD sold two properties to DeKalb County.
The first is a 2.4-acre portion of the Margaret Harris property at 1634 Knob Hill Drive NE in Atlanta which sold for $250,000. The second is the 2.8-acre Rehoboth Park property located at 3105 Tolbert Drive in Decatur, which sold for $280,000. DeKalb County plans to use both properties for parks.

The exchanges were approved by the DeKalb County Board of Education at its monthly meeting on March 19.


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