Partnership Gwinnett, in collaboration with the Council for Quality Growth, recently bestowed its annual Regional Redevelopment Award on Marietta’s Franklin Gateway project. The award recognizes the revitalization of the Franklin Gateway corridor, which was previously a troubled area. The Atlanta United soccer team’s headquarters and training facility and the Franklin Gateway Sports complex are highlights of the redevelopment, which has helped increase property values in the area, reduce crime and attract new investment creating more than 2,600 jobs.
A second Metro Atlanta IKEA store and a Drive Shack sports entertainment venue offering golf, dining and games are currently being added to the Franklin Gateway corridor.
Look for more about Cobb County’s economic renaissance in next month’s Georgia Trend.
Photo of the Atlanta United headquarters provided by the Gateway Marietta Community Improvement District.