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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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New Development Ready for Construction Across the Street from Suburban Plaza
NPR Atlanta | April 24, 2014

As a plan to bring a Walmart to DeKalb County's Suburban Plaza remains mired in legal trouble, a development right across the street is getting ready to start construction.

Fuqua Development is the company creating the mixed-used project, which will be called Decatur Crossing. According to Jeff Fuqua, "We hope that every deal we do is a process like this with the county commission and with the neighbors."

Fuqua spent a year negotiating with neighbors and with the citizens group Good Growth DeKalb to hammer out conditions that would win their approval and that of the DeKalb County Commission.

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Worrying Aloud About Traffic In Face Of Fuqua Project
Curbed | April 21, 2014

With work under way at Fuqua Development's latest mixed-use project, a reader wonders aloud what the future may hold for the often-clogged intersection of Piedmont Avenue and Cheshire Bridge Road. "Based on the rendering, (it) appears to have some street parking. Wonder how that will work out ... traffic-calming, maybe?" the reader asks. "Turning left out of there without a signal could be interesting." While traffic remains a question mark, Fuqua has recently said the project will transform the area's dynamics, though the famed adult establishments will remain. "It's really going to feel so much different over there in a year," Fuqua told the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The aging Rock Springs strip center that occupied the site for eons will reportedly be replaced by anchor tenant Sprouts Farmers Market, in addition to 300 apartments Fuqua and his partners are erecting there. Judging by initial renderings, parking will be wrapped by the apartments and kept largely out of sight.

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Fuqua's Scott Blvd. Baptist Church project approved
Medlock Area Neighborhood Association | April 20, 2014

On April 8 and 9, 2014, the Board of Commissioners (BOC) and the DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) reviewed Fuqua Development's Scott Boulevard Baptist Church (SBBC) proposal. The plan was presented to the community last February and is outlined here. The BOC and ZBA approved Fuqua Development's application to rezone and the variances required to redevelop the SBBC site and nearby residential properties on Barton Way. This vote clears the way for Phase 1, to include apartments and townhomes and a "coffee shop." There was no opposition to the application and the BOC voted to accept the request with conditions negotiated by the Cross-Neighborhoods Committee.

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Mixed-use Morningside development underway on Piedmont
Atlanta Intown | April 12, 2014

Fuqua Development has demolished the old Rock Springs shopping center and will soon knock down the old Taco Cabana restaurant (and more recently Mama's) at the corner of Piedmont and Cheshire Bridge roads for a new mixed-use development called Morningside. The 6-acre property will have 300 apartments and 44,000 square feet of real space including anchor tenant Sprouts Farmers Market.

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Developer emerges for new Braves ballpark project
Ballpark Digest | April 7, 2014

There's power in being the last firm standing, as a consortium led by Pope & Land Enterprises and Fuqua Development is the frontrunner to land the $400-million development deal at the new Atlanta Braves ballpark site.

The site in suburban Cobb County was chosen by the Braves and county officials both for its freeway location and its development potential. That potential attracted the attention of the likes of AEG (whose plan originally included heavyweight Hines Interests) and two other large firms.

But AEG and the other firms dropped out, leaving one group standing: Pope & Land Enterprises, Fuqua Development LLC, Pollack Shores Real Estate Group, and Batson Cook Development Co. Ironically, the plan from the Braves and Cobb County looks much like the AEG entertainment development next to Staples Center -- L.A. Live.

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