At this week’s board meeting, which was not attended by an ailing Bob Ott, the commissioners voted unanimously to begin advertising both positions.
The Braves are hoping to within the next four weeks pick a developer for the $400 million to $600 million mixed-use project and entertainment district that will be located around the new stadium in the Cumberland area.
The finalist include Atlanta developers – Fuqua Development LLC and Pope & Land Enterprises Inc. – and from outside Georgia, American Enterprise Group in Los Angeles, Houston-based Hines Interest and Cincinnati’s North American Properties.
The Braves are looking to draw people year-round to the development and not just during the 81 home games the team is focused on playing in Cobb beginning in 2017.
The team has stated that it is examining its possible “project partners at every level.”
Also at this week’s Cobb Commission meeting, the board narrowed the job of designing a shuttle service that would assist moving Braves fans around the stadium and development down to a pair of finalists.
County staff will now negotiate between Metro Panning and Engineering in Atlanta and San Francisco-based URS Corporation to determine which will be hired.
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