East Lake neighborhood seeks to be annexed by Atlanta


No IMG_4268one spoke during a public hearing before the Atlanta City Council’s finance committee Feb. 10 about the proposed annexation of the Olmsted at East Lake neighborhood into the city of Atlanta.

Located off Glenwood Avenue on the border of the city of Atlanta and adjacent to the historic East Lake Golf Course, Olmsted at East Lake is a neighborhood of 91 residences and a population of approximately 275. The community of Craftsman-style homes, established in 2001 and inspired by the famed landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted, has a centrally located two-acre park and is surrounded by seven acres of greenspace.

According to the Atlanta city ordinance introduced by Atlanta City Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong, at least 60 percent of the residents of the neighborhood—the minimum number required by state law— have petitioned the city of Atlanta for annexation.

According to an annexation service plan by the city of Atlanta, the city is “prepared to provide municipal services to Olmsted at East Lake residents.”

“The proposed Olmsted at East Lake annexation is a very small area that could be absorbed into [police department] beat 611 with current staffing levels,” the report stated about the provision of police services.


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