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Commercial | REEVES YOUNG - ATLANTA BRAVES STADIUM
Reeves Young is building the
mixed-use Entertainment Block
outside the Atlanta Braves' arena.
REEVES YOUNG IS AT WORK ON SEVERAL JOBS FOR THE ATLANTA BRAVES. BY ALAN DORICH
or Reeves Young, construction
projects are more about relationships
than just building things. They are
also about the relationships that they
form with their clients, Sr. Project Manager
Reeves Young - A anta
* Combined project budgets: $36 million
* Location: A anta
* Employees: 200 (peak)
* Scope: Two buildings, a parking deck,
pedestrian bridge and parking lot
"It looks like we're building a
city, not a ports arena."
- Ted Roberts, r. project manager
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Ted Roberts says. "That's the value we bring
to it, a commitment to our clients," he states.
The company enjoys repeat business due
to the way it treats clients, he says. "We look
out for them. We definitely value turning
over a quality project."
The general contractor is bringing that
approach to several projects it is building
for the Atlanta Braves around its new
stadium, SunTrust Park, which also is under
construction. Reeves Young's work includes
the Entertainment Block that is part of a
mixed-use development that is outside of
the sports arena.
"It looks like we're building a city, not
a sports arena," Roberts says, noting that
the block includes the Roxy Theatre, a live
entertainment venue that will share the
name of a historic location that once stood
in Atlanta. "It was originally a movie theater
that was converted to a live music venue."
Although the original Roxy was torn
down, the new theater will cover 54,000
square feet with a main auditorium and
stage, as well as a second floor with a VIP
room and bars. "The Braves are developing it, but it will be leased to Live Nation,"
Roberts says, noting that it will be finished
sometime in January 2017.
A Unique Structure
The entertainment block also includes a
four-story office building, which Reeves
Young built using a unique approach. "We
built it as a tilt-up, like you would a big-box
distribution center," Roberts says, noting
that four-story tilt-ups are rare in the state