Built to serve one of the largest job centers in the Southeast
In the 1980s, commercial property owners were concerned about the growing traffic congestion and access issues around the Cumberland area. The Cumberland Mall area was at the forefront of these concerns as Cobb Parkway lacked easy access to I-75.
The solution was the Kennedy Interchange which entailed many elements. The interchange was one of the first projects outlined in planning documents for the Cumberland CID. The Cumberland CID broke ground on the project in 1996.