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Braves release new renderings of Cobb County complex

The Atlanta Braves have released more than 10 new renderings of what the new $400 million mixed-use complex surrounding its new Cobb County stadium will look like. The Atlanta Business Chronicle has a complete gallery.

The proposed site will be near the junction of Interstates 75 and 285, by Cobb Galleria and will, as envisioned, include "630,000 square feet of Class A or top-tier office space, 500,000 square feet of retail, 450 hotel rooms and 500 apartment or condo units," according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, as well as an indoor concert/events space.

The goal is 74 acres of retail, restaurants and the like to supplement the 81 nights a year the stadium will be in use. To that end, the Braves announced yesterday the trio of developers who will lead the project.

Construction on the new stadium is slated for sometime this year. The first of the team's 30 years in Cobb County begins in 2017. The team will share costs with the county, which will issue bonds worth up to $397 million to fund a portion of the complex's construction.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed asked the team earlier this month when they would be leaving downtown. Earlier this summer, Georgia State University expressed strong interest in buying Turner Field.

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