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Ga. town buys the lawn in front of City Hall

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LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, WALKER COUNTY -

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - Just in time for summer, a Georgia city now owns the lawn in front of city hall.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/IQ88XT) that the city council in Lookout Mountain recently completed the unusual purchase.

The city spent $270,000 for the lawn and last week took ownership of the 0.7-acre parcel. The lawn had been owned by Scott Maclellan, a descendant of the founder of what's now Chattanooga, Tenn.-based insurance firm Unum.

The lawn purchase is part of Lookout Mountain's plan to create a new town center featuring a mix of city buildings, office and retail space. The city plans to demolish its current City Hall and build new rock-faced city buildings will take design cues from Lookout Mountain landmarks Rock City and the Fairyland Club.

 

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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