Georgia State University and a team of developers said Wednesday they want to buy Turner Field and the surrounding area and build a $300 million mixed-use complex after the Braves leave for Cobb County.
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Staff writers Doug Roberson and Tim Tucker contributed to this article.
TURNER FIELD PROPOSAL
The $300 million development plan for the 77 acres includes:
- a 30,000-seat football, soccer and track-and-field stadium on the Turner Field site
- a new baseball complex in the former location of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium that preserves the Hank Aaron wall in the new baseball stadium
- the preservation of the Olympic cauldron
- a mix of student, single-family and apartment residences, restaurants, a grocery store and other retail
- new instructional space, parking and green space in a walkable setting
WHO’S THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM?
Georgia State University: Georgia’s second-largest university with an enrollment of about 32,000 students located in downtown Atlanta. The urban public research institution offers 55 undergraduate degree programs in more than 250 fields of study in eight colleges and schools.
Carter: Atlanta-based Carter dates back to the 1950s and was involved in such landmark projects as the land sale for Six Flags Over Georgia and development of Cumberland and Southlake malls. In addition, the firm was the real estate partner to the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. The company is also a major player in student housing and was the firm behind development of The Banks, the $600 million mixed-use development adjacent to the Cincinnati Bengals and Reds’ stadiums.
Columbia Residential: Founded in 1991, the company is a master planner, developer and property manager. Columbia specializes in affordable and senior housing in several states. Its metro area projects include Columbia Crest, Columbia CitiHomes and Candler Forest Apartments in Decatur.
HGOR: The Atlanta-based firm has provided urban planning and landscape architecture services for projects worldwide. The company has designed projects on the campuses of Emory University and the University of Georgia, and landscapes for master-planned developments, including the headquarters of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s parent company, Cox Enterprises.