Admit it, you made up "mcmansionizationing" because you think you can play it on 'Triple Word Score' for the win.
I think of infra-sprawl as the article mentioned replacing one house with three or more new ones. I personally don't see a problem with the mcmansionizationing, it isn't wrong or misspelled if I am making up the word, so long as it is a one for one and there is some kind of minimum ratio for land to surface are the house occupies. As for tearing down old houses or structures and replacing them with gaudy new ones. Hello, welcome to Atlanta. This is how we do things here. TBH, the Union troops started it for us when they burned down Atlanta. In reading the article I was genuinely surprised it focused solely on Decatur. I love Decatur. It is a functioning city complete with mass transit. Who would think of such a thing, and you get just enough corruption to make it realistic and the headlines interesting. But that isn't the point. I don't see this as a problem, but I do think that developers should have to justify tearing down the trees, and then replace them when they do. Not just straight on to replacement.
Too bad GSU traded their best University asset for the opportunity in a shady brave style back-room deal.
I am liking the idea of bringing college football to the site and college baseball back to the AFCS field (along with redeveloping the whole area with zero tax payer dollars): http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/do…
The idea of a minor league team intown is interesting. MLB would never allow a minor league team affiliated with an MLB team to locate inside Atlanta but there are independent leagues. The NCAA regular season ends in the middle of May around the time most of the independent leagues start their season. If a deal could be worked out to use Georgia Tech's baseball stadium, intown communities could have their own baseball team to cheer for. The stadium is small enough that it wouldn't need to attract huge crowds but since it is unused during this time, the rent would be free money for Tech. The stadium is in easy walking distance from much of Midtown and Downtown, with MARTA nearby. Those who want to drive would find plenty of empty deck space across the fifth street bridge.
New team. Let's build it ATL. fuck Cobb co. Think about it, Chicago, New York, and LA. All of them share multiple teams. The Blue Jays are dying in Toronto and the TED could be a great alternative.
Many of those old houses, especially the brick ranch designs, were ugly as hell anyway. It is a shame about the mature trees though.
Imagine if you live in Peachtree City or Stockbridge or Newnan or Covington or Jonesboro or Stone Mountain or Conyers, getting to the new ballpark will be an ABSOLUTE TREK!!! Then after driving over an hour to get within two miles of the ballpark, then you will sit in traffic for another hour! No thanks......
Something else for Cobb to suck on:
“Strictly speaking for myself, it’s going to be a problem for us. They are going to be building a lot of parking right across the street from us. There’s going to be a lot of traffic in the afternoon when they’re having ballgames. It won’t be as quiet. Speaking for myself, I think what’s going to happen out there will make it not nearly as pleasant for us.” Gallagher said it is a matter of weighing the pluses and minuses. “We are all working to figure out the best solution,” Gallagher said, and then he jokingly offered an idea. “Maybe we could build some scaffolding and put up a big NAPA sign on top of it and watch the Braves games from there.”
-Genuine Parts Co, A Fortune 500 company
Genuine Parts may move corporate HQ due to new Cobb Braves stadium
Enjoy your 3 mile hike to the stadium folks. That is like parking on 10th street in Midtown to go to the Ted.
The entirety of the Braves fan base most certainly does not live in Cobb County. My family lives ITP on the northern side and used MARTA to get to the game. I'm personally acquainted with people who live OTP, South of Atlanta, who are huge Braves fans. Unlike other posters here, I do not think Cobb County sucks. That said, there is no MARTA service, the traffic is outrageous, and my family will never, never see another Braves game. My acquaintances from OTP, south of the city, have also stated they are unlikely to attend another Braves game because they feel "it won't be worth the trouble" with the increased distance and traffic.
I hate to hear this about the poor, poor, mistreated Atlanta Braves.
On another note, it would be very cool to have a minor league team play in a small ballpark on the old Turner Field site. Maybe a Mets farm team or one from the American League??
Cobb Esq. Atlanta just used their own straw and sucked up 2,000 Cobb County Coca Cola employees. Sweet indeed. Congrats on the Atlanta Opera! LMAO.
Cobb is way better than Atlanta, in so many ways. You guys have that major chiropractic college up there, Atlanta only has Emory and Ga Tech. You guys get the Braves with their Atlanta name, Atlanta address, and 3 playoff games a decade. Atlanta is stuck with the Falcons and all the old garbage left over from the Georgia Dome, NCAA basketball finals, Super Bowls, NCAA football championship game, Peach Bowl, SEC Championship. Atlanta is also stuck with the Hawks and the A list concerts the arena hosts, (again congrats on the opera.)
Cobb has the Big Chicken and the Walgreens-Wendy's-BurgerKing-McDonalds-Rite-Aid rotation. Atlanta is stuck with the Aquarium, World of Coca Cola, new Civil Rights Museum.
All the cranes you see in Atlanta along with the 20 new high rise buildings recently announced is all a great big illusion, Atlanta still is the next Detroit!!!!
""So it looks like Cobb County put a straw in the ground and sucked up both the Braves..."
I do agree with one thing... Cobb County sucks.
"So it looks like Cobb County put a straw in the ground and sucked up both the Braves..." _______________________________________________________________
The Braves' new location is a logistical nightmare for attendance. When the stadium was centrally located in downtown Atlanta all the suburban fans had to do was drive into town during rush hour against traffic to see a game. Now, Atlanta fans will be fighting the traffic to get out of town, Gwinnetters will be trying to cut across North Fulton and Fayetteters will have to go all the way around on 285... during rush hour. What a mess!
I just read that Vonage is moving its 800 employee office from midtown to Cobb County, not far from the new Braves stadium. So it looks like Cobb County put a straw in the ground and sucked up both the Braves and Vonage. We're drinking your milkshake, Atlanta. Tastes sweet. Oh and don't forget the Atlanta Opera which now has Cobb as a home, also near the new stadium.
Love it! Fuck Cobb County!
Sure the new stadium will be closer to the supposed fan base, but is that cost really worth it to the residents of Cobb, this new stadium doesn't seem to help fix any of the issues that already exist at the TED with traffic, parking and even MARTA.
For a laugh, remember right now that one of the Braves' unmet demands of the city of Atlanta was an 8,600-space parking garage for Turner Field. Maybe they should ask their friends in Cobbco.
5 years from now: "Ugh why would I go to Cobb and walk 3 miles while being harassed by the riffraff"
Ha! So much for that awesome fan experience... I was up that way this past week and was shocked to see how close Cobb Energy Center is to this location. Forget about driving in that area when a concert and a game occur on the same night.
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