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Braves unveil new ballpark, development renderings

SunTrust Park, December 2014 renderings

Outside the SunTrust Park gates: a hotel (far left) and an office building. Coming over from Turner Field: the Chop House, which will be expanded into a three-tiered eatery, including two party decks and a new field level, which can be turned into a large group area directly behind right field.

The Atlanta Braves released four more renderings of SunTrust Park and associated development, showing how the new ballpark will be supported by hotels, office and retail.

We reported on the impending release of the new renderings earlier this week. The new ballpark is slated to open for the 2017 season.

SunTrust Park

Entering the development from Cobb Parkway, visitors will be greeted by a view straight down the main thoroughfare into SunTrust Park.

The team also announced Atlanta-based architectural design firm Wakefield Beasley & Associates as the lead designer of the mixed-used development. The company has designed mixed-use developments throughout the southeast, including The Forum in Norcross, Ga., Town Center at Atlantic Station and Avalon in Alpharetta, Ga.

The new renderings provide additional architectural detail, highlight the massing of proposed buildings, showcase the interaction of SunTrust Park and various elements of the mixed-use project, and demonstrate the integration of the project with the surrounding area.

SunTrust Park.

The development crossroads — located at the mid-point axis of the mixed-use development — will be at the heart of the development and a hub of activity. Designed to be pedestrian-friendly, the plaza should be busy year-round.

The new community, which will encompass more than 60 contiguous acres of property at the northern intersection of I-75 and I-285 in Atlanta, will feature destination shopping and dining, living spaces, an entertainment venue, an office tower and a hotel that will have views into SunTrust Park. A mix of hardscapes and green spaces are integrated throughout the project. The main plaza that connects SunTrust Park with the rest of the community is designed for public gatherings, including pre and postgame programming on game days along with non-game day special events and activities.

More than 6,000 shared and dedicated parking spaces are planned immediately adjacent to the SunTrust Park and within the mixed-use community, with thousands more within walking distance of the ballpark.

SunTrust Park

Another view of the central plaza. The plaza-facing façade of SunTrust Park will have a 365-day operational brewpub, bars and a large Braves merchandise store.

All renderings courtesy of the Atlanta Braves. Click on an image for a larger version.

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