A Look at Proposed Zoning Around Braves Stadium Project

Take a look at the zoning application provided here.

Courtesy Atlanta Braves/Cobb County Government Facebook
Courtesy Atlanta Braves/Cobb County Government Facebook
From Cobb County Government 

The Cobb County Planning Commission will make recommendations on proposed zoning plans for the area immediately surrounding the Braves stadium project on July 1, and the Board of Commissioners will consider the application July 15.

The zoning application is attached and also available online here.

The privately developed mixed-use complex next to the proposed stadium will have 600 residential units; one or more hotels with a combination of 450 rooms; 630,000 square feet of office space; 500,000 square feet of retail and entertainment space; and a 100,000 square feet of "multi-use facility."

After taking a look, share your thoughts on the zoning application here. Has your opinion changed about the Braves coming to Cobb since the team first made the announcement last November?

Brian May 08, 2014 at 03:52 AM
Yay! More mixed-use, baby! I am still reading through it, but I hope they add some water feature to make up for the "lake" disappearing. http://www.lakehankaaron.us/
Brian May 08, 2014 at 03:55 AM
Chris P, interestingly despite your conspiracy theory, Lisa Cupid was one of the three on the list and she voted against.
Brian May 08, 2014 at 03:57 AM
I wish the scanner did a better job on pages starting at 13.
Chris P. May 08, 2014 at 09:11 AM
@Brian I never said there was a conspiracy, maybe you meant to refer to another poster. There is the appearance of an ethics issue here not for Lisa Cupid who has integrity and voted NO but for JoAnn Birrell and Tim Lee, as they have taken campaign donations from the zoning applicant and then both voted for and acted as cheerleaders for the Braves, which appears to be a conflict of interest. I say perhaps because it is certainly within campaign finance law limits to accept donations from parties with an interest in how the Board of Commissioners makes decisions. The question for voters is whether this is acceptable behavior for a public servant who is supposed to be representing the entire community not just one segment.


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