The realignment of the Windsor Parkway and Roswell Road intersection could mean the City of Sandy Springs has to relocate some buried human remains.
On Tuesday, Jan. 3, the council will vote on whether to purchase land at 4577 Roswell Road, which houses an auction gallery and a structure approved to serve as a funeral home. While the auction gallery would remain, the funeral home would be demolished. A preliminary analysis found that human remains could be buried in a former cemetery under the funeral home structure.
The city is seeking permission to notify potential descendants and move the remains to Arlington Cemetery under the supervision of a qualified archeologist. The purchase price of the property is $1.9 million.