Plans are becoming clearer for the next phase of development around The Battery Atlanta—or what Los Angeles baseball media describes as a "sterile shopping-mall." (Never forget).
According to a Braves Development Company update in late June, a 250,000-square-foot office tower will rise nine stories on the northwest side of Truist Park, away from the outfield bleachers and just up the street from the Coca-Cola Roxy music venue.
An adjoining parking deck with 750 spaces will also be built, according to the Braves’ real estate arm.
The Class A office building will serves as the new national headquarters for Truist Securities, Truist’s full-service corporate and investment bank. In announcing the deal in April, officials said the office building will house about 1,000 Truist Securities employees, roughly 300 feet behind the Atlanta Braves ballpark’s home plate.
Also in the plans is a 42,000-square-foot trading floor.
At the outset, Truist Securities employees will occupy only about half of the building, according to terms of the 15-year leasing deal. The idea is that Truist will have the option to house more employees and grow its business presence at The Battery over time.
Billed as “Atlanta’s Premiere Entertainment District,” The Battery totals more than 2.25 million square feet of development today. Its next office component is scheduled to break ground sometime in the second half of 2022 and open two years later.
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