When SunTrust Park opens for Braves baseball in the spring, hundreds of Bravos fans could roll out of bed, walk down the street, and be in the stadium. More than 500 apartments are ready at The Battery, offering options.
With less than two months left until Opening Day at SunTrust Park, a group of community leaders, businesses, and planners has convened to examine a holistic approach to transportation concerns in Cumberland. Is it too little, too late?
When the Braves open up SunTrust Park at The Battery this spring, baseball will be far from the only activity at the mixed-use district. Now, another developer seeks to tap in to Cumberland’s potential with 775 residential units in a major mixed-use development.
Since the Braves announced three years ago that they would be moving to Cumberland, many have questioned how traffic will be dealt with around SunTrust Park. Now, it seems clearer, with an official noting that it won’t be that bad, but will "feel like an extension of the rush hour."
Developer Pollack Shores has lifted the veil on "Home at the Battery Atlanta," three distinct apartment properties—The Residences, Parkside, and The Flats—where officials believe balcony tailgating will be all the rage and interstate access easy.
At SunTrust Park, the service will include something called a "five-site Ethernet Network Service" to connect Braves ops with four farm teams up and down the East Coast. That should mean the team will be able to reshuffle the roster in record time.
Tempers flared when traffic plans for SunTrust Park revealed Braves fans could be funneled onto Sandy Springs city streets. In an attempt to steer conversation away from traffic, the Braves have hit another divisive car-related concern head on.
Has Cobb County run out of money to fund parks for their citizens? That may be the case, as the Braves count down the days until the OTP exodus. Meanwhile, could snow, drones, and Park Atlanta keep the Braves at the Ted? Maybe with some radio magic.
The Atlanta Braves have announced eight new concepts for the mixed-use mecca around under-construction SunTrust Park, including a first-to-market burger joint by actor and entrepreneur Mark Wahlberg. How you like dem apples?