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Old 09-16-2015, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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And don't forget about the bikes. Bicycles should fix this, amirite?
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Old 09-16-2015, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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And don't forget about the bikes. Bicycles should fix this, amirite?
Yes, people will bike from Kennesaw, Woodstock, Roswell, Dallas, etc. all using the amazing bike infrastructure provided.
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:24 AM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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I've had direct conversations w/ CK folks over this bridge. They are truly great people and they love the Braves coming to Cobb. But, the bridge would have to land on/near their property and eat up parking spaces that belong to their current tenants. Not good. So, for their business interests, they are pro-Braves and anti-Bridge.
This is insular thinking, and I will need to have a talk with them. The bridge is great for pedestrian flow during times when there is no game. It will also help the galleria convention center mall. I don't want to beat a dead horse but they just don't get it.

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I feel the same way about Cumberland. Haven't found the need to visit that part of town since I quit my job in Vinings over 4 yrs ago. Throw in stadium traffic and that laughable management/parking plan and I'll never feel the need to go up 75 again.
You totally missed his jab at Summerhill and got it all backwards. Just saying..
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:39 AM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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by bankrupting Cobb County before he's even in the nursing home.
Get real. Taxes from one office building in Cumberland:

http://www.cobbassessor.org/cobbga/D...sIndex=1&idx=1

Total Estimate 970,627.29

Includes:
School General 490,373.05

They are also taxing some of the "personal property" in the building too.

Compared to that, how much in new taxes do you think the Braves development with many more buildings will bring in?
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Old 09-21-2015, 05:17 AM
 
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Get real. Taxes from one office building in Cumberland:

http://www.cobbassessor.org/cobbga/D...sIndex=1&idx=1

Total Estimate 970,627.29

Includes:
School General 490,373.05

They are also taxing some of the "personal property" in the building too.

Compared to that, how much in new taxes do you think the Braves development with many more buildings will bring in?
Not a whole lot if they wind up having to build nothing but parking spaces because no one budgeted for a certain bridge as well as any circulator buses.

Also, your link isn't going to work since it's session specific search.
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:27 AM
 
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Compared to that, how much in new taxes do you think the Braves development with many more buildings will bring in?
It will be a net-loss for the county.

Sure they will get new developments, but less than if they had not built stadium. There are plenty of studies that have shown the stadiums are not the huge boon for the local economy they are portrayed as.

Gravel parking lots on $2M an acer land will not be as much benefit as having productive businesses and residents living there.

Cumberland is already behind it's peers on this cycle of development and the stadium hasn't even opened yet.
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:46 PM
 
Location: In your feelings
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This is insular thinking, and I will need to have a talk with them.


I can't wait to read about their change of heart.

Money talks.
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Old 09-22-2015, 08:50 PM
 
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It will be a net-loss for the county.

Sure they will get new developments, but less than if they had not built stadium. There are plenty of studies that have shown the stadiums are not the huge boon for the local economy they are portrayed as.

Gravel parking lots on $2M an acer land will not be as much benefit as having productive businesses and residents living there.

Cumberland is already behind it's peers on this cycle of development and the stadium hasn't even opened yet.
Crazy hate blinding you. The land was formerly considered undevelopable because there was a gas pipeline running through it. Only something of this scale could do it. To bring $1Billion in development there is astounding and there is just no way it will come close to your "net loss"

Furthermore the economic impact studies you mention are not applicable because there has NEVER been an MLB stadium move like this to a self developed ecosystem. This is unprecedented.
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Crazy hate blinding you. The land was formerly considered undevelopable because there was a gas pipeline running through it. Only something of this scale could do it. To bring $1Billion in development there is astounding and there is just no way it will come close to your "net loss"
Not every single development is a good thing. There used to be quite the nice little pond there and the makings of a great park.
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:19 PM
 
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Not every single development is a good thing. There used to be quite the nice little pond there and the makings of a great park.
So... a 1-2 acre drainage pond is much better for that area than $1 billion in development bringing a plethora of new entertainment options to the NE side of the city. That must've been a nicer pond than I remember.

-DMG out
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