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Old 07-26-2016, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Actually, part of the vetting process during the bidding included choosing a developer who has the ability to complete the Turner Field redevelopment project within 5 years. That's not really a long time compared to other developments of this scale that happen (or don't happen).

Mayor Reed: Find Turner Field buyer that can redevelop project in 'five years'
TRUE! I guess I'm thinking about the entire scope of the LCI and what's shown in the new "rendering"...all of that on the other side of I-75/85 and whatnot. But the portion with Turner Field and the parking lots should totally be done in 5ish years.
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Old 07-26-2016, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Yes, very interesting. I forgot about that. I think this could all be happening much sooner than many are thinking.
I wasn't even aware of that requirement. I won't be surprised if it takes a year or two more, but I won't be mad either! 5-years, holy crud. That'll be an intense time to be down there.


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Yeah, it will be a great area in a few years. Going from barely having a grocery store in driving distance to being able to walk or take transit to everything you need.
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Be prepared for a lot more people; on foot, bike, transit, and more car traffic.
I could certainly see this section of the streetcar getting pushed up into one of the priority slots. After the sections already in EIS, this one will be a good next step, and the build-out time of the other parts gives this section time to get through engineering, and secure matching funds.

It will be tight, but I could see it getting done by the time the development is. We'll need to hit the ground running with the November referendum, though.

It's an exciting time to be part of the city, ain't it?
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Old 07-26-2016, 12:53 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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This is a way better deal than the Braves got in Cobb. An actual walkable district with transit right next to Downtown. Makes me believe the only reason they left was to receive a handout.
That is the only reason they left. It was about the Braves making money to put in their pocket and their pocket alone. Good riddance to that kind of trash.
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Old 07-26-2016, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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The Braves wanted to control all the revenue from parking and/or mixed use development on The Ted parking lots. That is something CoA and AFCRA could not give them, so they shopped around for a place that would give that.
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Old 07-26-2016, 01:29 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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The Braves wanted to control all the revenue from parking and/or mixed use development on The Ted parking lots. That is something CoA and AFCRA could not give them, so they shopped around for a place that would give that.
But the city dropped the ball. I mean, the Braves were great neighbors for the Summerhill community, really cared a lot about them.
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Old 07-26-2016, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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But the city dropped the ball. I mean, the Braves were great neighbors for the Summerhill community, really cared a lot about them.
And REALLY cared about that mass transit connectivity too! That's why they kept proposing the Maglev, but never put up any money for it, or any realistic solutions.
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:04 PM
 
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And REALLY cared about that mass transit connectivity too! That's why they kept proposing the Maglev, but never put up any money for it, or any realistic solutions.
Obviously. That is why they left. To be near all that mass transit in Cobb.
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:25 PM
 
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This rendering looks really nice.
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Old 07-26-2016, 03:37 PM
 
Location: 30080
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Obviously. That is why they left. To be near all that mass transit in Cobb.
That and not to be surrounded by Summer Hill and Mechanicsville.
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Old 07-26-2016, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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This is a way better deal than the Braves got in Cobb. An actual walkable district with transit right next to Downtown. Makes me believe the only reason they left was to receive a handout.
The Braves are just an asset for a investment group. They go where they make the most profit. It's not just the handout from Cobb, being able to monetize the surrounding development was key.

But hey, this looks great! Looks like the loss of the braves is nothing but a gain for the city. Other than GSU football, are there any minor league type sports that could use the converted stadium?
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