Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fulton Commissioners to Discuss Future of Turner Field

Listening session is part of effort to engage stadium neighbors in future of region

Fulton County Commissioners plan to hear firsthand from residents about what they would like to see happen regarding the development of the area surrounding Turner Field.  That will be the primary topic of discussion at a listening session hosted by Fulton County Commission Chairman John H. Eaves along with Commissioners Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. and Bob Ellis, both members of the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority (AFCRA), the board that oversees the property.  The “Future of the Field” listening session will be held at:

Martin Street Church of God
148 Glenwood Ave, SE
Atlanta Georgia 30312
Monday, November 2, 2015 AT 6 p.m.

The listening session is part of an ongoing Fulton County commitment to neighbors in the communities surrounding Turner Field to seek their input on the future of the property once the Atlanta Braves baseball club vacates it after the conclusion of the 2016 Major League Baseball season.

At their September 2, 2015 meeting, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners formally adopted a resolution asking AFRCA to seek public comment and community input regarding the Turner Field site.  The resolution also called for the use of planning initiatives available within the Livable Centers Initiative planning process, transparency in and ongoing communication with citizens and others about redeveloping, selling, or disposing of the property, and competitive bidding for the site.

The Atlanta Braves recently informed officials they will not renew their lease at Turner Field when it expires on December 31, 2016.

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