The development is unrelated to the new stadium site proposed to replace Atlanta’s Turner Field as the Braves’ new home in 2017.
Cumberland-based Pope & Land Enterprises is behind the development which, according to Rob Hosack, community development director for the county, was in the works “long in advance” of the Braves’ Nov. 11 announcement.
The development is proposed to contain 400,000 square feet of space including 300 condos along with retail and office space. Cobb Board of Commissioners must approve a rezoning of the land from “residential senior living” to “urban village commercial” before it can move forward.
Six- and seven-story buildings would make up the development that Hosack says would add to the identity of the Cumberland area.
“This is kind of like our downtown Cobb,” Hosack said.
Pope & Land’s senior vice president, Mason Zimmerman, serves on the board that governs to Cumberland Community Improvement District, which has promised $10 million to help fund the Braves’ stadium deal.
Zimmerman is also the chairman of the Town Center Area Community Improvement District and did not immediately return a phone message on Monday afternoon.
The Cobb Planning Commission unanimously voted on Nov. 8 to recommend approval for the development. The Board of Commissioners will have the final say at 9 a.m. today. The meeting takes place in the board chambers at 100 Cherokee St.