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The Lake on Circle 75 and the Braves

Please pass around with your friends this article which includes a URL for a new site "Save Lake Hank Aaron". This site is meant to encourage the Braves' ownership to incorporate the existing 6 acre lake/pond into their design and preserve this beauty. http://www.lakehankaaron.us/

The idea is that instead of filling in the lake, they could utilize it as an asset as part of their design, and make it part of the amphitheater area and possibly even have the main walkway go over part of the pond with a boardwalk. The stage would probably need to be built over part of the edge of the lake, and it may require some additional amphitheater seating on the embankment, but that's not a big deal.

The benefit is not only for the public, but it provides the Braves with another asset, which is already in existence, for their development. It also gives them the opportunity to show they care about the public and earn trust. Myrtle Beach has a similar lake concept and mall that is doing very well.

I will be going to the Braves luncheon to pitch this concept to the Braves president. I am also going to be pitching it to the Cumberland CID and others. I don't know if they'll be all over it, or need some noise created. For anyone else who agrees with this idea, at least in principal, please start spreading the word.

I have included some images, two of which show how the lake would fit in with the Braves concept. Obviously, the Braves could take this further and even build part of their development to better utilize the lake, offering things like lake front hotel rooms, stores and residential.

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mary bailey January 29, 2014 at 08:46 AM
What is going on with the lake? My husband drove past it and said it was drained. Is it going to be removed?
Brian February 15, 2014 at 01:48 PM
I requested info on the permit from county, and never heard back so I'm going to reach back out again. Unfortunately, Cobb doesn't have an online site for public searching of permits like some jurisdictions do.

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