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Old 05-27-2015, 07:44 AM
 
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Cobb officials approve ?Guaranteed Maximum Price? to build Braves stadium - Atlanta Business Chronicle
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The Cobb Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday night to approve the “Guaranteed Maximum Price’ of $462.2 million to build the new Braves stadium.
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Old 05-27-2015, 01:50 PM
 
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Braves have released a new fly-through video and also some new renderings.


SunTrust Park fly-through | braves.com

Renderings | braves.com: SunTrust Park

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Old 05-27-2015, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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I wonder if they've set the dimensions of the field yet. I genuinely wonder whether Suntrust Park is gonna be a hitter's park, a pitcher's park, or somewhere in between.
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Old 05-28-2015, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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I wonder if they've set the dimensions of the field yet. I genuinely wonder whether Suntrust Park is gonna be a hitter's park, a pitcher's park, or somewhere in between.
From what was being said in the early goings, it's going to be nearly the same as Turner Field, meaning it will skew between neutral and pitcher-friendly.
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:02 PM
 
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More mixed use in Cobb.

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With this project, the Braves stadium and a number of other new office buildings and redevelopments being floated in the area, Pat likened the Cumberland/Galleria area to another hot US city. “Any of you had been to Denver 15 years ago, it used to be just an airport and a staging ground to Vail to go skiing. Today, it's kind of the spot. You almost want to hang out in Denver and then maybe go skiing,” he says. That's where Cumberland could be headed. “I would be very excited for us to morph into something like LoDo Denver.”

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Malaika says the Braves project is establishing a mixed-use mentality in Cumberland that will transform the submarket in a decade. But it's not just destinations that are making that a reality. She cites the $3B in investment by the CID (which includes $1.5B in private funding) from 2013 to 2018, with new green spaces, sidewalks, roads and even a trail system around the Chattahoochee River. It's already helped existing property owners, who've seen properties go from selling 25% above county assessor pricing to 75% on average. “What I think the next three to five to 10 years will bring, the livability and amenities that make a community a community,” she says. “Taking your bike, going for a run, coming from a built environment and walking 100 feet to pristine national parkland. That's what makes a community a community.”

More...Braves Transforming Cumberland into Mixed-Use Destination
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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More mixed use in Cobb.
Comparing Cobb to Denver is a huge stretch. Denver is the primary city in it's metropolitan area. Denver has invested in 47 miles of light rail track since 1993. It has higher taxes to provide higher quality services to it's residents. Denver and Cobb are nowhere close, Denver has legalized weed, while Cobb locks up anyone with weed, no matter the amount.
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:26 PM
 
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Comparing Cobb to Denver is a huge stretch. Denver is the primary city in it's metropolitan area. Denver has invested in 47 miles of light rail track since 1993. It has higher taxes to provide higher quality services to it's residents. Denver and Cobb are nowhere close, Denver has legalized weed, while Cobb locks up anyone with weed, no matter the amount.
The person making the comparison was the Braves' own developer, hence the hyperbole.
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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The person making the comparison was the Braves' own developer, hence the hyperbole.
Yeah, he needs to get punch in the throat for that comparison.
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:35 PM
 
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Here is Denver's $8B in-progress plan for rail expansion:

Source: http://www.citylab.com/commute/2014/...e-west/373222/

And here is Cobb's:
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Transit vs a Baseball stadium? I think Perimeter is proving that one of those investments is more valuable.
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:01 PM
 
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The person making the comparison was the Braves' own developer, hence the hyperbole.
No, he's not. Try reading more and spewing false information less.

Pat Chesser made the comparison. He's a senior VP with Ackerman & Co, who is not affiliated w/ the Braves in any way and is not a Cobb company. Ackerman is building a 14-acre mixed-use on Circle 75 near Windy Hill.
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