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Sandy Springs Cracks Down On “Stick-Built” Apartments

SANDY SPRINGS, GA — The Sandy Springs City Council recently moved forward with changes to its building code that would, according to city staff, make apartment living much safer for residents.

The city’s changes would require any new building over three stories and exceeding 100,000 square feet be constructed with so-called “noncombustible materials” such as steel or concrete.

One small caveat: the city’s change has to be approved by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

Once that change is enacted, the city can begin “final implementation,” Mayor Rusty Paul said on his Facebook page.

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