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Emory annexation could be smart move for Atlanta

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The university, located in unincorporated DeKalb County, is lobbying for annexation into the City of Atlanta

The City of Atlanta is home to an array of institutions of higher learning, including Georgia State, Georgia Tech, and the selection of schools that make up the Atlanta University Center.

But if Emory University has its way, Atlanta’s collegiate population could soon climb. The university, located in unincorporated DeKalb County, is reportedly lobbying for annexation into the City of Atlanta, according to Atlanta Loop.

Currently, the campus floats unattached to any incorporated municipality, just to the east of the Atlanta border.

The move comes as a range of neighborhoods look to align with Atlanta, while unincorporated areas of Fulton and DeKalb try to stake claim to land in cityhood proposals.

Approval of the proposal should be pretty straightforward, as the university is the only property owner in the area and simply must petition the city; therefore, the state legislature will not have to be involved.

However, look for more shakeups before all is said and done. A representative for Mayor Kasim Reed’s office alluded to the possibility that the annexation could even incorporate non-Emory properties along the Clifton Road corridor, including the CDC campus.

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