"The 5:44" with Denis O'Hayer

Mayor Reed Predicts Middle Class Development After Braves Leave; Fulton Chair: “News to Me”

In this file photo, Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves speaks with WABE's Denis O'Hayer in the station's studios on May 16, 2013.
In this file photo, Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves speaks with WABE's Denis O'Hayer in the station's studios on May 16, 2013.
Credit Jason Parker/WABE News

The Atlanta Braves’ decision to move to Cobb County in three years has left Atlanta and Fulton County asking, “What now?” and, perhaps, “What if…?”  

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said Turner Field will be demolished when the Braves leave.  

The Mayor promised the City would soon be able to make what he called “a pretty significant announcement” about a development for middle class residents in the approximately 60 acres in the area.

 But Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves said “This information is news to me.”  Eaves spoke with WABE’s Denis O’Hayer.

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