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.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:16 AM EDT2013-05-21 09:16:37 GMT
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