Mason Zimmerman is the senior vice president for Pope and Land Enterprises, which has proposed a development containing 400,000 square feet of space, including 300 condos along with retail and office space, at the intersection of Cobb Parkway and Cumberland Boulevard.
He’s also on the board that governs the Cumberland Community Improvement District, which has promised $10 million to help fund the Braves’
Zimmerman said it’s “totally coincidental” that the two properties are located next to one another and said it’s the “natural elevation of City View,” a high-rise office development.
The project proposes to develop six- and seven-story buildings.
The Cobb Planning Commission unanimously voted Nov. 8 to recommend approval for the development. The Board of Commissioners delayed action at its Nov. 18 meeting and will meet again Dec. 17.
The Braves announced Nov. 11 their intention to move to Cobb County with a new $672 million stadium to be built in the Cumberland area.
Cobb Board of Commissioners must approve a rezoning of the land from “residential senior living” to “urban village commercial” before it can move forward.
And it’s not the only major development project to pop up for the Cumberland area over the past month.
Real estate mogul John Williams has planned a $100 million development containing 236 condos, 14 three-story townhomes and a 10-story office building with 200,000 square feet of space for the intersection of Cobb Galleria Parkway and Cumberland Boulevard.
Williams’s project has applied through the Development Authority of Cobb County for 10 years of tax abatements. That incentives package is up for approval by
the Cobb Board of Tax Assessors on Wednesday.