Plans for a new Braves stadium near the intersection of Interstates 75 and 285 have been approved by the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority. Approval by the two authorities was required because the stadium is considered a ‘Development of Regional Impact.’
According to the Marietta Daily Journal, ARC and GRTA required planners to include pedestrian access and traffic management plans as part of the project.
While the study was completed last week, local governments were given a five day period to object, and none did.
“That period expired at 5 o’clock (Wednesday) and there’s been no appeal,” [Braves zoning attorney James] Balli said. “So the approval by GRTA and ARC is final and that process is now complete. It is important to note that every local government that could possibly be affected from Sandy Springs to Smyrna was comfortable enough and supported the project enough to where they did not appeal the approval and are in agreement that the project is going to be beneficial to the region.”
It is unknown at this time whether Agenda 21 recommended 12 foot sidewalks were made a requirement for the project.