Is Cousin Dan now called Uncle Dan after getting shot? I can roll with that.
But yeah this party is going to be wild and beautiful.
Sauron still has the Ring.
"MARTA pays the columnist’s “Saporta Report” website to provide “thought leadership.” "
Who pays the Marietta Journal? Who buys subscriptions to that conservative rag? Whoever does surely appreciates your "Thought Leadership." Seriously there is so much bullshit in that article I want to puke.
Marietta Daily Journal is a "newspaper."
Mike Plant knows and cares about "Atlanta." Parking!! What a man of the future!!
Cobb County is "not" racist, anti-science, pig-headed, and disturbingly satisfyingly hypocritical.
Would the rapture please take them to Heaven so we can clean up their mess already?
c404 nailed it for me. the move hurt at first, but we really don't need the Braves intown with the direction that Atlanta is seemingly headed with projects like the Beltline and development of neighborhoods like the Westside.
Regardless, the city proper won't have them anymore, and it's time we start embracing the opportunity this gives us to reinvest in our neighborhoods. a new smart, walkable development around the old Turner Field area will be of great use to those who work or school Downtown. the property values surrounding will go up from the rezoning alone.
this will be good for owners who can afford the higher property taxes or can sell and net a windfall (or pay off some debt) from the increase in value (and also afford to relocate), but renters will likely not be able to afford the higher rent. from the census data, i fear this will bring even more waves of emigration by renters and owners as well, further isolating the low income citizens of this city, and further burdening the neighborhoods who have endured the "stadium effect" for 50 years now. Peoplestown, Mechanicsville, and Summerhill are far from perfect and could use a LOT of economic development for the sake of children in the neighborhood alone (I'm not speculating from a casual pass-by, my uncle lived in Peoplestown for 10 years), but affordability in the urban core is going to be hit hard yet again by this if the area does develop.
so we're back to the question of our generation: how do we balance smart growth development and affordability? can mixed-income developments really work? centennial place has not really become anything more than housing, though it's better than the former low-income-only Techwood Homes once did. anyone have a good precedent or novel idea that could work in the Ted graveyard?
Jason Carter for Governor
You would think they had better people editing this...
Page 1 should read: "WHEREAS, the ANLBC's leaders are greedy, heartless, blind, and full of shit."
And of course everyone is asking if Cobbers will actually agree to pay for this.... They dropped 182 teachers and created 5 more days of furloughs due to losses in state aid and property tax rolls.... but $300M for a stadium is no problem?*
*Yes, the same argument can, should, and has been well made about other uses for the H/M tax and the Pantheon, and I agree, but that is water under the trackless, crumbling bridge.
I still don't know if I buy this thing at all..... Teams and the Mayor can be hard negotiators... Remember when one of the churches was refusing to sell for less than $24M or so? Though they (Falcons and Mayor) were on the same side then, they went to the press and announced they had all but abandoned the southern site and were now looking at the northern site.... then the magic number came from the church and the south site was back on.
Granted, the Braves have gone above and beyond if this is indeed a bluff. What if the Mayor offers to sell them the Ted? Give them the Ted? It's a depreciating asset and if it's privately owned then the City/Fulton will finally collect property taxes on it. What if he agrees to give them control over the proposed development? The Braves had already secured a Maglev to GSU Station paid for in full by the company building it (shiny pilot project). I just feel like the Governor's silence and the Mayor's nonchalance are suspect... As some believe, the public may have just been duped into these negotiations to force the City's hand... but time will tell.
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