Turner Field Redevelopment

Turner Field Redevelopment

When the Atlanta Braves announced plans to leave Turner Field for new facilities at the completion of the 2017 season, speculation grew as to the future of the 68 acres and stadium sites that had been home to the Braves for over fifty years. HGOR was engaged to help understand the context of the land within a vastly different and emerging urban landscape and to develop a vision for the property that could be responsive to the surrounding neighborhoods, current and future markets, support investment and be transformative to the larger fabric of the city.

Working with Georgia State University and Carter USA, HGOR developed a plan that capitalizes upon existing public infrastructure and leverages private investment to establish a vision of mixed market and institutional uses. The master plan establishes a pattern of new streets and blocks along with a hierarchy of connected campus, open and public spaces which are compatible with surrounding neighborhoods and provide a variety of development opportunities. Additionally, the institutional needs of GSU are accomplished through the conversion of Turner Field to a football, soccer and track venue and the re-establishment of the footprint of historic Fulton County Stadium.

To meet the variety of transportation needs imbedded within the plan, the alignment of Hank Aaron Drive and Capitol Avenue would be transformed into a complete street with enhanced pedestrian movements, bicycle lanes and a future transit corridor connecting Beltline transit to the south with the State Capitol and existing Edgewood Streetcar to the north.

LocationAtlanta, Georgia
Year Completed2016
Size68 acres
Design TeamBob Hughes