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Old 09-14-2015, 07:24 AM
 
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How did Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare get thrown into the article? I honestly do not see how losing 100 parking spaces for improved connectivity is a big deal?
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Perhaps public transit from the parking area around would be a better choice. Just use a shuttle similar to what they have in Buckhead around Piedmont and also around Atlantic Station.
Unless those buses are given their own lane, like MARTA shuttles had from Five Points, then the buses are pointless and will get caught in gameday and/or rush hour traffic.
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:15 AM
 
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They have plenty of land available for parking solutions, and a plan for a circulating bus route to get people to the park
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:32 AM
 
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They have plenty of land available for parking solutions, and a plan for a circulating bus route to get people to the park
They are trying to not build and waste land on parking. They want to use the extra capacity that will exist at surrounding private properties after most employees have gone home. It is a smart move on the Braves ownership, building parking garages gets expensive, somewhere around $8000 per parking space.
The circulatory bus would get caught in traffic and become pointless, unless given it's own lane during games. MARTA did a good job of this when running buses to/from Five Points.
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:49 AM
 
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They may do an Atlantic station and put 3 levels of parks by under some of that, but you are right in that it would be more expensive
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Old 09-14-2015, 12:35 PM
 
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Cobb Braves could have a parking disaster on their hands. They are only planning to build 6,000 spaces. That compares to 8,500 "official" spaces at Turner. That 8,500 doesn't include all the gravel lots and front yards many people park in around Turner. I predict a lot of parcels along Cobb Parkway becoming gravel paid parking lots in the next decade.

Good thing people can always take MARTA to the games to avoid this disaster....
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:20 PM
 
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I predict a lot of parcels along Cobb Parkway becoming gravel paid parking lots in the next decade.
That is a pathetic troll, even by your standards.

The land "along Cobb Parkway" near the Braves is going for $2 mil + per acre. Yeah, they're going to spend $2 mil/acre, tear down the existing business to .... wait for it .... build a gravel parking lot .... for 81 days/year.
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:24 PM
 
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That is a pathetic troll, even by your standards.

The land "along Cobb Parkway" near the Braves is going for $2 mil + per acre. Yeah, they're going to spend $2 mil/acre, tear down the existing business to .... wait for it .... build a gravel parking lot .... for 81 days/year.
Nope. They probably won't tear down many of the buildings initially. Just let them sit. Not unlike many of the parking lots that populate south downtown and around Sumerhill. And just like south downtown in the 1960s, land on Cobb Parkway is priced out of the range of anyone wanting buy them besides "investors". Those investors cover their costs with parking fees while they hold the parcels a decade at a time hoping for someone coming by to pay the $2M+ an acre.

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Old 09-14-2015, 01:25 PM
 
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No one wanted to build in the poverty and drug infested lands around Turner Field. SunTrust park will not have this problem.
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:35 PM
 
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No one wanted to build in the poverty and drug infested lands around Turner Field. SunTrust park will not have this problem.
I wouldn't be so sure. There are already homeless camps off Cobb Parkway today:



Sprawled Out in Atlanta - Rebecca Burns - POLITICO Magazine
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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No one wanted to build in the poverty and drug infested lands around Turner Field. SunTrust park will not have this problem.
You really have idea about those neighborhoods do you? Maybe you should do some research and read articles other have posted about the history of that area, then come back when you are better educating.
Basically it boils down to that area was once a vibrant neighborhood of mostly jews and AA. Then the freeways were build, homes and businesses were torn down in the name of urban renewal and replaced with a stadium, which at the time did not have a tenant, and parking lots. How many middle class families do you who would want to live next to parking lots, visited by people who leave litter and care nothing about the area? The Atlanta Braves caused the issues that plague those neighborhoods.
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