Cobb commissioners knew spending $300 million on a new Atlanta Braves stadium would raise the ire of anti-tax advocates. Paulding airport officials realized their idea to start commercial air service could provoke outrage from residents.
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What’s next for the Paulding airport commercialization
- Paulding airport construction projects to prepare for commercialization are on hold until an environmental assessment is completed. The requirement for an environmental assessment is part of a settlement agreement of a legal challenge to Federal Aviation Administration environmental approvals for the Paulding airport plans. The environmental assessment is expected to delay the commercialization for months.
- Paulding airport officials have not yet announced an airline that will serve the airport.
- Bond financing for a taxiway project for the airport commercialization has been put on hold pending a legal challenge on appeal. Meanwhile, some of the taxiway work is moving forward with county funding.
What’s next for the Braves stadium deal
- County and Marietta-Cobb Coliseum and Exhib Hall Authority officials are putting together bond documents for the $368 million public financing of the stadium.
- County and Braves officials are negotiating a stadium development agreement.
- A stadium operating agreement, development agreement and transportation and infrastructure agreement will be negotiated later this year.