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New Braves ballpark hit with lawsuit

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Owners of a building next to the proposed Atlanta Braves ballpark development in Cobb County have filed suit against the project — just days before bonds are set to be sold, arguing traffic and noise would negatively impact their property.

Attorneys representing Fairly Breezy LLC filed suit in Cobb Superior Court, arguing the county improperly rezoned property for the Braves ballpark development, withheld information from the public and failed to consider the impact of the development on local property values. From the Marietta Daily Journal:

According to the complaint, the plaintiff wants the zoning decision allowing the stadium and development to be invalidated; it also wants all court costs to be paid by the defendants.

Marietta attorney Tom Cauthorn looked at the complaint for the MDJ and said the suit contains a “very complete series of factual allegations” as to what Cobb officials may have done improperly.

“It’s probably not going to get dismissed, and it has to be taken seriously,” he said.

The lawsuit is deep into the obscure provisions of real-estate law and how the local Zoning Ordinance should be applied. But it also represents a simmering resentment in Cobb County as to how the Braves ballpark deal went down.

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