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Who's Ready to Bike to SunTrust Park from New Townhomes?

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Atlanta-based developer Pulte Homes has secured rezoning on 4.2-acres of land near SunTrust Park to construct 28 townhomes, according to the Marietta Daily Journal. Earlier this month the county approved the proposed $12 million subdivision contingent on the land-use change. With the green light, Pulte hopes to break ground in the fall just off Cumberland Parkway at Interstate 285, three miles south of SunTrust Park. With proximity to the Silver Comment Trail Cumberland Connector, the future homeowners could be the target audience of Mike Plant's suggestion that Braves fans bike to games. What's the over-under on that ever happening?

Starting at $300,000, the townhomes will be at least 2,500-square-feet and will feature two-car garages. While the real estate market may be heating up, money still goes a lot further in Cobb than it does in the city when it comes to buying. The developer made it clear that the homes would be sold rather than rented, thereby reinforcing the stereotype that Cobb residents fear renters. An attorney for Pulte told the MDJ that "the subdivision will not be marketed to a particular group" — which seems like a no-brainer, considering the whole Fair Housing Act thing.

With anticipated completion in late-2016 or early-2017, future homeowners should be able to enjoy their three-mile commute to the ballpark in time for opening day.

· Development to add 28 townhomes near Braves stadium [Marietta Daily Journal]
· New $12M Cobb Subdivision Puts Fans Close to The Braves [Curbed Atlanta]