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Exclusive: Kroger - not Walmart - could come to Grant Park
Atlanta Journal Constitution | August 2, 2014

For well over a year, several communities in Southeast Atlanta waged a battle against a big-box development largely believed to be Walmart.

But the developer behind the project has news: Walmart is out, and Kroger is in.

Jeff Fuqua, of Fuqua Development, has long said a major retailer was critical to the project that he and partner Heather Correa are building on Glenwood Avenue near Grant Park.

"And from the start as well, there was a widespread, but incorrect public assumption that Walmart would definitely be the anchor for the project," he said in an email.

Fuqua confirmed that he was in talks with Walmart but says the company was also negotiating with other retailers.

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Fuqua: Kroger, not Walmart, will be the Glenwood Park development's anchor tenant
Creative Loafing | August 2, 2014

It's been nearly two years since Atlanta developer Jeff Fuqua first shared his proposed suburban-style project in southeast Atlanta along the Atlanta Beltline. During much of that time, nearby residents have feared that a Walmart would be the big-box development's anchor tenant.

But fear not! It appears that a Walmart won't be built near the smart-growth project. Atlanta developer Jeff Fuqua has announced that Kroger, and not Walmart, will likely be the anchor tenant in the suburban-style retail complex located at 800 Glenwood Avenue along the Atlanta Beltline.

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Braves name development team for mixed-use project
Atlanta Business Chronicle | July 30, 2014

The Atlanta Braves have picked their development partners for a 74-acre mixed-use project connected to their new Cobb County ballpark.

In an interview Tuesday with Atlanta Business Chronicle, Braves officials said Atlanta-based companies Fuqua Development LLC, Pope & Land Enterprises, and Pollack Shores Real Estate Group will partner on the $400 million project.

The news doesn't come as a huge surprise, considering the other finalist, a team including Hines and North American Properties, pulled out of consideration this spring.

Leasing efforts are well under way. Earlier this year, representatives for the Braves showed concepts at the International Council of Shopping Centers annual retail convention in Las Vegas.

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Braves name development team for stadium mixed-use deal
Atlanta Journal Constitution | July 30, 2014

The Atlanta Braves formally announced on Wednesday its development team for the $400 million mixed-use complex near its future Cobb County stadium. The baseball franchise will partner with a joint venture team that includes retail powerhouse Fuqua Development, office and mixed-use development company Pope & Land Enterprises and apartment developer Pollack Shores Real Estate Group.

Georgia-based Batson-Cook Development Co., a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Kajima, will be an equity partner in the project with the development team and will help ensure construction. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported the finalized agreement online on Tuesday.

The Braves want the first phase of the 74-acre Cobb County complex to open along with the new $622 million stadium in 2017.

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Braves Wowza: New renderings of ballpark, mixed-use project (SLIDESHOW)
Atlanta Business Chronicle | July 30, 2014

The Atlanta Braves have more stunning images of their new Cobb County ballpark and mixed-use project.

The images were created The Jerde Partnership, the project's master planner, and accompanied a recent public hearing. The drawings don't yet reflect the actual look of the development. Those images will be released later.

The Braves, which just named its Atlanta-based development partners, have started to ramp up leasing efforts on the $400 million mixed-use project.

It's a complex project, unprecedented in its scope and for the giant role a Major League Baseball franchise is playing in the development.

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Kennesaw eyes 2nd annexation for $40M mixed use development
Marietta Daily Journal | June 10, 2014

In a move predicted by city officials six months ago, the owners of a mobile home park are proposing the western half of their property be annexed into the city of Kennesaw to build a $40 million development.

The mixed-use development on 34 acres would be placed next to 53 acres, on the northwest corner of Barrett and Cobb parkways, which was already annexed from the county into Kennesaw by a unanimous City Council vote in February.

The property owners of the 34 acres, listed as Amak Partners, L.P. and Masal Partners Ltd., L.P., live in Vancouver, Canada. They are the same owners under contract to sell the first 53-acre portion to be developed by Atlanta-based Fuqua Development.

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Braves execs: 'We believe we can do this'
Atlanta Business Chronicle | May 30, 2014

A picture is emerging of what the Atlanta Braves' new home in Cobb County could look like - a bustling ballpark, a microbrewery, a concert venue and a central plaza lined with shops and restaurants.

In an exclusive interview May 28 with Atlanta Business Chronicle, Braves executives John Schuerholz and Derek Schiller shared some big ideas for the 1 million-square-foot mixed-use development around the team's new 41,500-seat stadium in the Cumberland Galleria area.

The discussion came just hours after Cobb County officials on the evening of May 27 rubber-stamped the deal for the $672 million ballpark, funded by nearly $400 million in public money. Construction could begin later this year.

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Fuqua: Lindbergh Project 'Will Be Embraced By Community'
Curbed Atlanta | May 29, 2014

Jeff Fuqua's attempt to bring a Walmart-anchored development to south Buckhead a couple of years ago rankled more than a few locals, ultimately getting the ax. The veteran developer, however, hasn't given up on doing something with the site. Fuqua said his company, Fuqua Development LLC, is working on a new idea for the site, which takes up about 12 acres between Lindbergh and Morosgo drives - but he isn't saying what.

"We are moving forward on what will be a very interesting project," Fuqua told Curbed Atlanta this week. "We believe this plan will be embraced by the community. We're still in the planning process and it would be too early to release any information."

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CH-CH-CHANGES
Curbed Atlanta | May 6, 2014

The long battle over the 800 Glenwood Avenue site has reached a happy medium that seems to have made no one truly happy but developer Jeff Fuqua.

After months of meetings, the project will move forward with a new "mixed-use high density" designation that allows for: a nine-story office building (fronting Interstate 20), a five-story residential complex with retail, an affordable senior housing center, a small food truck park, a "green wall" element and more retail along the Beltline - and yes, a 143,000 square-foot anchor that's rumored to be Walmart. With a nucleus of surface-lot parking, the early plans look similar to Fuqua's Edgewood shopping district.

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Compromise for Fuqua project along BeltLine in Glenwood Park
Atlanta InTown | May 5, 2014

The Atlanta City Council voted this afternoon to amend the city's comprehensive development plan for the 800 Glenwood Ave. property, which will allow the construction of a mixed-use development along the Atlanta BeltLine. The contentious plan for the property has been the source of months of protests and legal wrangling between area residents, the city and Fuqua Development.

Councilwoman Carla Smith - who successfully introduced legislation last summer to retro-actively rezone the property to prevent the development - introduced the new amendment. Residents have been meeting with Fuqua representatives to iron out a compromise for the property, which is currently the home of a concrete plant. Fuqua had originally proposed an all-retail space with a vast parking lot.

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