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Cobb confirms incentives for elevator tower

Cobb County economic incentives of around $1.3 million were granted Sept. 25 by a 5-0 vote of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners for Cobb’s tallest tower.

To be built by thyssenkrupp/BRED Inc. at Circle 75 Parkway near The Battery Atlanta and SunTrust Park, those county savings for the companies will be:

  • office building permit cap fee - $595,000
  • elevator tower building permit cap fee - $601,000
  • annex building permit fees - $4,375
  • water system incentive - $100,000 for the office building and $16,000 for the elevator tower

The project will create an estimated 863 jobs which exceeds the minimum number of 25 jobs required.

The estimated economic impact is $2.75 million during the 10-year incentive period, exceeding the minimum required amount of $250,000.

A German-based business that makes and sells elevators, thyssenkrupp will relocate its headquarters and emerging technologies business of Thyssenkrupp Elevators Americas to an approximately $130 million, 290,000 square-foot office building to be constructed by BRED (Braves Development Company) and an approximately $101 million, 420-foot-tall, state-of-the-art elevator qualification and test tower to be completed by 2021.

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