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Georgia State's Expansion Plans including Its Vision for the former Turner Field.

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This is a stub page. This page describes Georgia State's Campus Plan and the stories around its acquisition of the property formerly known as Turner Field. The State Board of Regents and City of Atlanta have used the University System to also serve economic development interests. The 1996 Olympic Village athlete housing were turned into GSU and then GA Tech dorms. The development of GSU is of critical importance to the Atlanta City Plan. If you are knowledgeable about this topic and would be willing to assist us in developing this page, please send a note to ben.eason at creativeloafing.com. More content to come. More content to come.


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As everyone expected, Georgia State University and Atlanta-based developers Carter and Oakwood Development have been selected to become the new owners of Turner Field and the surrounding parking lots.

The joint venture plans to spend $300 million turning Turner Field into a college football stadium and the adjacent sea of asphalt into student housing, retail, and some greenspace....

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Tuesday August 25, 2015 11:58 am EDT

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?Downtown residents and preservationists are pushing Georgia State University to bring Auburn Avenue's historic Bell Building back to life, not demolish it to make way for a temporary parking lot. But school officials claim such a project is cost prohibitive. Meanwhile, City Hall officials are also expressing concerns about Georgia State's proposal.
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Wednesday August 19, 2015 09:15 am EDT

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Georgia State University President Mark Becker, who's interested in building on Turner Field when the Atlanta Braves leave, says retrofitting Turner Field might be cheaper than building a new stadium. And could The Ted see a second life as a retail center a la Ponce City Market?

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Tuesday August 18, 2015 04:02 pm EDT

image-1Auburn Avenue's historic Bell Building, once home of the Southern Bell Telephone exchange, could soon be wiped off the map. 
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? Last November, the Woodruff Foundation gifted Georgia State University $22.8 million to liven up some of the school's Woodruff Park facilities. Most of the cash will be used to transform the former SunTrust building on Edgewood Avenue and...

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Monday November 24, 2014 11:27 am EST

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Georgia State University has received a $22.8 million gift to open a new media production center near Woodruff Park.

The philanthropic gift from the Robert Woodruff Foundation is the largest in the school's history and will fund renovations of the former SunTrust Bank building at Edgewood Avenue and Park Place. Once finished, the three-story structure will become...

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Wednesday May 7, 2014 04:42 pm EDT

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  • Georgia State's campus could soon extend to Turner Field neighborhoods

Georgia State University has apparently decided that it will dominate much, if not all, of this week's news cycle. The AJC reports the state school has partnered with private developers and wants to buy Turner Field - plus the sea of parking lots that surround the baseball stadium:

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  • GSU would most likely house Honors College in insurance company's Auburn Avenue headquarters

Georgia State University's diabolical plan to own every single square inch of downtown Atlanta continues. Maria Saporta reports (sub. req'd.) that the university will ask the state Board of Regents next week for permission to purchase the Auburn Avenue headquarters of Atlanta Life...

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Wednesday July 6, 2011 04:43 pm EDT

The one-time commuter college turned major downtown property owner won't be adding the iconic Equitable building, which went into foreclosure two years ago, to its real-estate porfolio. Reports the AJC:

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Tuesday January 4, 2011 08:33 am EST

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Folks praying to the gods for more foot traffic for downtown Atlanta are in luck. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle (sub. req'd.), Georgia State University wants to build two future buildings that will house its business and law schools on a site near Woodruff Park:

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Wednesday October 29, 2008 07:29 pm EDT

The dominoes continue to fall along the Memorial Drive corridor. Just yesterday, Georgia State University threw down about $6.6 million for a 3.8-acre lot at 188 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., to be used as a practice field for the school's planned football team.

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