People who claim they are members of a run-down and vacant-looking Sandy Springs church on Mitchell Road say they own the church property their former bishop is trying to sell.
The latest information about the St. James Anglican Church at 5975 Mitchell Road casts a shadow of doubt over plans to develop it into single family residences.
Arrowhead Real Estate Partners stirred up the legal controversy when it presented plans to put single family homes on the 2.4 acre lot. The developer has the lot under contract, which has been advertised for sale at $1 million. The church’s members said they do not want to sell and weren’t informed about the deal.
Neighbors complained the development would be too dense. There were also questions about whether the old church has historic value. Currently the development is working its way through the city’s zoning process. Read more
We can expect more cases like this one in coming months.