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.
Co-working spaces are popping up across the city, from Buckhead to Old Fourth Ward, to even the more formal business district of downtown. Now, Regus has announced the launch of two new office spaces, in two drastically different places.
For more than 50 years, the Big Chicken has stood watch over the intersection of Cobb Parkway and Roswell Road in Marietta. Now, the roadside poultry oddity will be closed for a major renovation to update the restaurant.
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."
Cobb County is often viewed as a suburban island, dedicated to cars and only cars. But next year, 2.1 miles of paved trails will be constructed in Cumberland as part of Phase 2 of the Bob Callahan Trail, boosting the existing trail network.
In partnership with Tennessee, the Georgia DOT has identified three possible routes for high-speed train service that could ferry passengers along the I-75 corridor at speeds up to 180 miles per hour. Stops would serve Cobb County commuters as well as travelers between the two cities.