Where Your Money Goes
We call it Where your Money Goes. Here we provide regular updates on a variety of projects and services, including road improvements, Urban Redevelopment Agency projects, mowing and street sweeping schedules as well as others.
What is a Capital Improvement?
Capital projects are long-term capital-intensive investment projects that build upon, add to or improve a property or service. They allow the city to increase safety, build quality of life, improve transit, enhance public space and invigorate the economy. Projects are initiated based on community input, demonstrated need and outside funding opportunities.
Projects can be new construction or renovation or replacement of an existing facility. They may also include, traffic calming, school safety, public plazas and parks and greenways. Related costs usually include the cost of land, planning, engineering, architecture, construction and other services needed to complete the project.
Urban Redevelopment Agency
In December 2019, the city created the Urban Redevelopment Agency to secure funds for and manage $17 million in capital improvements, including renovations of city parks and fire stations and the construction of a new public safety facility. The funds were raised through the sale of 20-year bonds.
Under the Georgia Urban Redevelopment Act, local governments have the power to rehabilitate and redevelop “pockets of blight,” where deteriorating buildings and infrastructure impact the safety and usefulness of those facilities. The City of South Fulton’s plan identifies 13 such areas.
Read the last URA projects status report.
Road and Sidewalk Projects
The city's Public Works Department manages all major street reconstruction projects, from milling and repaving to full reconstruction of roadbeds.
It also is responsible for bridge reconstruction and replacements, sidewalks, streetlights and some trails.
Check out the status of major roads projects and Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) projects. Also, view the latest traffic calming update.
Public Works also is responsible for seasonal mowing of rights-of-way along city streets and maintains a fleet of street sweepers to keep those streets clean.