The week after Susan McCoy spoke at a Cobb County Commission meeting, her picket fence was torched.
East Cobb lawyer Susan McCoy hoped “something exciting” would happen when she asked the feds to investigate Cobb County’s bond deal with the Atlanta Braves. “I didn’t realize that would be my garden and fence burning up,” she said.Read more
Who else made the top 10? Here’s a hint: Gwinnett
According to a new study by the consumer finance website NerdWallet, the worst commutes in metro Atlanta are along the 78 corridor, topped by Loganville, Snellville, and Lawrenceville.Read more
The illustrations, which were created to show the stadium’s scale, will be followed by drawings of the actual site at a later date.
It’s been a busy season for the Atlanta Braves and their future home in Cobb County. The past few weeks have seen heavy machinery on the ground, and last night, the development team for the $400 million mixed-use complex was formally announced. Today, new images of the stadium were released–and although we have to admit that a few of them are rather stunning, it’s important to realize that nothing pictured is official.Read more
In case you missed it, the new Atlanta Braves stadium site is under construction. See what it looks like right now.
The original start date was July 15, but heavy machinery has been up and running for a month.
The Atlanta Braves’ up-and-down streakiness has left them one game behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East (at least, that is, until the Nats play tonight). In the midst of this season’s roller-coaster ride, some may have forgotten about the team’s new stadium in Cobb County set to open in 2017. And the warm and fuzzy feelings from the weekend’s Hall of Fame inductions of Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, and Greg Maddux might have just been enough to put outrage about the planned relocation on the back burner for most fans. (We stress: Most; not all.)Read more
Researchers predict the formation of a mega region. Welcome to Char-lanta, y’all.
Here’s my new favorite fact about our sprawl: the 28-county region that the U.S. Census bureau considers to be metro Atlanta has a bigger land area than the entire state of Massachusetts (8,376 square miles vs. 7,800).Read more
Judge Robert Leonard presided over a six-hour hearing on Monday
Cobb County officials went into extra innings Monday trying to get bond financing approved for the Atlanta Braves’ new stadium. But it’ll be weeks before they know if they won.Read more
The Invest Georiga exemption makes it easier for individuals to finance private ventures
When he wanted $275,000 to refinance the River Park Townhomes project in Woodstock, developer Rick Tuley didn’t go to a bank or a well-heeled investor. Instead, he approached Groundfloor, a company that enables individual investors—who chip in as little as $100—to finance private ventures.Read more
Other remnants of Atlanta’s past have been given new life
BeltLine’s Iron Column is simply the latest in a line of wrecking-ball rubble reassembled in an effort to preserve something of Atlanta’s bulldozed past.Read more
Developer Jarel Portman: “Multifamily is not generally this sexy”
Across Atlanta, large apartment projects are sprouting like residential chanterelles, which builders hope signals a postrecession paradigm shift—even a renaissance—in the city’s core neighborhoods.Read more