Atlanta Braves Announce Tentative 2019 Regular-Season Schedule

The Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball released their tentative schedules for the 2019 season, which will mark Atlanta’s third campaign at SunTrust Park. A highlight for the Braves’ home slate next season will be the shifting of start times from 7:35 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. for all night games and 1:20 p.m. for Sunday games. A finalized schedule with complete start times for road games will be released at a later date in the offseason, as will the team’s promotional schedule.

“When we opened SunTrust Park, we wanted to do everything we could to ensure that fans coming to our games would have an easy time getting here,” said Derek Schiller, Atlanta Braves president and CEO. “Now that we have almost two seasons under our belts and have observed the flow around the ballpark, we feel comfortable moving the start times up.”  

National Nonprofit with East Lake Roots Will Return in 2019

Purpose Built Communities has signed a long-term lease to occupy the full second floor of phase II of the Hosea + 2nd development, according to a press release

The nonprofit organization will move its national headquarters to Hosea + 2nd in the first quarter of 2019, upon completion of its office buildout. 

“Purpose Built Communities will bring daytime activity to the four corners that will complement the other businesses,” Nathan Bolster of RevDevStudio, a partner in the Hosea + 2nd project, said in the release.

“They are a great fit, and we are all excited for them to call East Lake home. We consider this a vote of confidence in the community and in the contextual approach to development we have taken here at Hosea + 2nd.

Talks Continue on Atlanta’s Downtown Gulch with or without Amazon

The clearest indication of what national developer CIM Group could have in store for Atlanta’s Gulch has emerged.

Project leaders with Los Angeles-based CIM recently attended a work session with city officials to discuss the Gulch’s tax allocation district, part of ongoing talks by the mayor’s office seeking ways to revitalize the underutilized section of Atlanta’s downtown.

CIM officials also shared the vision for what would essentially be a mini city with a new network of streets, buildings and parks. 

Plans are tentative, and development would likely be rolled out in multiple phases, but CIM’s ambitions for the area could constitute up to 15 city blocks, with between 7 and 12 million square feet of new construction.

Office, residential, retail and entertainment uses have been discussed. Public green spaces and MARTA accessibility would also be a key component.

CIM’s portfolio includes large-scale redevelopments in the downtown districts of major cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles, Chicago and Brooklyn.