CIM, which is seeking an expedited review, wants to build more than 9 million square feet of office space, 1,000 residences, 1,500 hotel rooms and 1 million square feet of retail space. It's a project clearly gunning for the attention of Amazon as the e-commerce giant scours North America for a new second headquarters that could one day employ more than 50,000 workers.
CIM, founded by Richard Ressler, the brother of Atlanta Hawks lead owner Tony Ressler, has been planning a mixed-use development with the team near Philips Arena that would in some ways mirror what the Atlanta Braves have done at the new SunTrust Park. But the scope of what’s detailed in the documents dwarfs that development.
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