Changes to MV’s Master Plan Receive City Approval

Aug 16, 2017 | All School

With redevelopment occurring in and around Sandy Springs, Mount Vernon, too finds itself making plans for expansion. In preparation of a new Upper School building, last winter the School submitted a use-permit application to the city of Sandy Springs to make modifications to its master plan. In July, city council members unanimously approved the application allowing Mount Vernon to move forward with building the state-of-the-art facility with additional parking as well as meeting the needs of the School in future phases.
This month the School takes a giant step in realizing its future with the public launch of the Pioneer Tomorrow Campaign Friday, August 25, at 8:45 a.m. on the Glenn Campus Football Field. Dr. Brett Jacobsen will lead the morning’s convocation with his inspiring charge for the new school year, the shared School vision for the future, and a personal invitation to join Mount Vernon to design a better world.
Mount Vernon Highway Bridge Project
 Not far from the School, the Georgia Department of Transportation is beginning a major project to rebuild the Mount Vernon Highway bridge over State Road 400. It’s part of the GADOT’s Transform 285/400 project. Road work begins this month, and the project is expected to conclude the summer of 2019.
DOT representatives say the new 4-lane bridge will be built alongside the existing bridge. Periodic daytime and nighttime closures are expected on Mt. Vernon and SR 400. While pedestrian access to the bridge will be maintained with concrete barriers, construction crews will work behind the concrete barriers. Throughout construction, demolition of the existing bridge will take place.
Specifically this week, Georgia DOT crews are closing one eastbound right lane on Mount Vernon Highway at Barfield Road. Crews will also close one westbound left turn lane on Mount Vernon Highway at Barfield Road. The closures will take place nightly from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. through Friday, August 18.