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Old 04-25-2013, 02:47 PM
 
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Good news from Downtown, good news for MARTA as well. I'm almost certain, Coca Cola employees will be paying either pay a huge price for parking 1k in that building. Most tenants in this building pass the cost to the employee, also I doubt there is enough parking for 1k additional people. Also, I'm certain some of these employees will be moving intown to avoid traffic, 249c is the worst exit in the city during rush hour, so let's see how they enjoy it.

 
Old 04-25-2013, 02:52 PM
 
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Westau
Read the 2 lines that you wrote at @ 4:13. That is the only thing I was responding to you about.
I'm afraid that many people do not even know about the GRTA service. Are you aware of it & what it encompasses?
It could be a convenient commuting alternative for a Coca Cola employee who many not want to drive into the Suntrust location if the move there does come to pass?
 
Old 04-25-2013, 02:57 PM
 
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A lot of assumptions here. Not enough parking, I don't know but if you read the business Journal story from last November Suntrust was putting as much as 250k sq ft on the market in that building so one would think if they had so much space they vacated there would be parking available. Certain people will move intown to avoid traffic? I am all for it but I think this effect is often exaggerated, certainly in the short term it will not really change. If you happen to have a house in the suburbs or wherever most likely you would not move and spend 10% in selling fees to get a lesser house near work for a job you may not be at forever. It happens for sure, but wouldn't count on the masses doing it just because of a office move.


In the meantime I will continue to enjoy my view of the beautiful Suntrust building from my living room.


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Good news from Downtown, good news for MARTA as well. I'm almost certain, Coca Cola employees will be paying either pay a huge price for parking 1k in that building. Most tenants in this building pass the cost to the employee, also I doubt there is enough parking for 1k additional people. Also, I'm certain some of these employees will be moving intown to avoid traffic, 249c is the worst exit in the city during rush hour, so let's see how they enjoy it.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 03:29 PM
 
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Great for downtown. Maybe this will be something to spur more development around the Allen Plaza area since more people will be in the area. Heck, even fix up one of the sadder parts of Peachtree from the Suntrust tower to the Pine Street Shelter. Too bad MARTA cut service on "The Peach" though. But Civic Center station is only about a block and a half or so. An easy walk for anyone.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 03:34 PM
 
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Westau
Read the 2 lines that you wrote at @ 4:13. That is the only thing I was responding to you about.
I'm afraid that many people do not even know about the GRTA service. Are you aware of it & what it encompasses?
It could be a convenient commuting alternative for a Coca Cola employee who many not want to drive into the Suntrust location if the move there does come to pass?
Ya, I just didn't want to reply to all the messages separately. My response to your was the part about mitigating the negative of people having to go downtown compared to where they are now. Is it a better option than nothing? Sure and it could be useful info for some people. Is it a good option compared to what they would have now? Not even close.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 05:37 PM
 
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An important fact to realize is that it sounds like most of these jobs will be coming from the Towers at Wildwood Plaza, which are on Windy Hill Road. I would imagine that most of the employees live relatively close to the area, so MARTA is an unlikely scenario since it would take less time to just take I-75 into town than to deal with the top end perimeter trying to get to a train station.

My guess is that most of the workers won't be happy about this since if they are high paid jobs as the article says, most of the employees are likely homeowners and they probably bought in areas like East Cobb with their big salaries so they could have nice houses in good school districts.

Having said that, the SunTrust tower is my favorite building in all of Atlanta. If someone gave me my choice of any building to work in downtown, that would probably be the one I would pick (just guessing, I've never actually been inside of it).

I don't really get the strategy of moving IT workers into expensive downtown office space, though. If they are able to be remote from the North Avenue building anyway, I would be more inclined to move them into an office park in a cheaper area like Kennesaw or something than class A office space downtown. I bet they are getting a huge deal, tax breaks, etc.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 06:12 PM
 
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Coco cola us probably thinking more for the future. Downtown is a great location if they want to attract gen y young professionals who are setting up shop in town.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 06:17 PM
 
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I highly doubt that.

A company with the name recognition of Coke doesn't have to use downtown office space to attract good employees.
 
Old 04-25-2013, 06:29 PM
 
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Coke could move suburban jobs downtown | www.ajc.com
 
Old 04-25-2013, 06:55 PM
 
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I highly doubt that.

A company with the name recognition of Coke doesn't have to use downtown office space to attract good employees.
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