Smyrna Crossroads: A vision for the Spring Road Corridor
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The City of Smyrna is a thriving community in Cobb County characterized by its Market Village, tight-knit neighborhoods, diverse population, and close proximity to the City of Atlanta. In November 2013, the Atlanta Braves announced plans to relocate outside of the City of Atlanta, constructing a new stadium (Sun Trust Park) and mixed use development (The Battery) at the I-75/I-285 interchange in Cobb County. This sudden relocation of a Major League Baseball team ushered in the potential for substantial development opportunities in the Cumberland Area, a traditionally suburban job center. Smyrna officials – anticipating extensive population and job growth in the main arterial of Spring Road that provides east-west connection from Smyrna Market Village towards the new stadium — sought the assistance of Georgia Tech Masters of City and Regional Planning students, Noell Consulting, and Sizemore Group, to develop a visioning plan for the future of the corridor.