By Malloy Peterson, vice president of marketing, Carter
ATLANTA (Feb. 2, 2011) Carter and Wilson Hull & Neal (WHN) have been selected to market a 760-acre property in Emerson, Ga., adjacent to the much talked about LakePoint Sporting Community and Town Center. The attraction proposed for I-75 and Red Top Mountain Road south of Cartersville is slated to open during the summer of 2012.
Late last week, the state of Georgia determined the planned LakePoint complex is in the best interest of the state. This determination was made after the Coosa Valley Regional Development Commission submitted plans under the Development of Regional Impact guidelines. With that project moving forward, the tract Carter and WHN is marketing has grown more attractive to potential buyers and investors. The site is situated just to the west of the LakePoint site.
“The property is ideal for a hospitality-focused development that will serve the new sports complex,” said Carter’s Rob Adamson who also played a role in marketing a portion of the 1,380-acre property where LakePoint is contracted to be built.
According to a press release distributed in December, Dream Parks at LakePoint will be a 262-acre sports complex that will be located in the center of the LakePoint Sporting Community, a 1,380 acre commercial, retail and mixed-use development. Among many other excited components, the park will include 16 baseball Fields, 12 soccer/lacrosse fields and over one million square feet of mixed-use/retail development.
Project development partners include Bobby Cox, former manager of the Atlanta Braves; Ned Yost, Kansas City Royals manager and Fredi Gonzalez, Atlanta Braves manager.
“Not only are we excited to be a part of the project, but we are also looking forward to seeing the economic impact of these development projects in Bartow County” said Bilijack Bell, Industrial Specialist with WHN.
The complex will target families and has been likened to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. According to a December 28th article in The Atlanta Journal Constitution, the entire project could cost a total of $1 billion.
For more information about the site, contact Rob Adamson.