Georgia State University’s deal to close, with partners, on $30 million worth of property at Turner Field and turn it into a $300 million development may seem like big news. But it is just the latest in a long line of in-town deals the university, led by President Mark Becker, has completed.
In the past 17 years, GSU completed the following projects, many after Becker came on board in January 2009:
•Student Center —- 124,000 square feet, opened fall 1998
•North Metro Center —- 49,720 square feet, opened 2000
•Student Recreation Center —- 174,000 square feet, opened 2001
•Aderhold Learning Center —- 160,000 square feet, opened fall 2002
•University Lofts (435 beds) —- opened summer 2001
•University Commons (2,000 beds with 786-space parking deck) —- opened fall 2007
•Library renovation and expansion —- completed in 2008
•Patton Hall —- 79,777 square feet, opened fall 2009
•Decatur Street pedestrian improvements —- completed in 2010
•Piedmont Avenue pedestrian improvements —- completed in 2011
•Piedmont North Student Housing (943 beds with 315-space parking area) —- opened fall 2010
•Parker H. Petit Science Center —- 360,000 square feet, completed July 2010
•Piedmont North Dining Hall —- completed fall 2011
•Alpharetta Academic Facility —- 45,000 square feet, completed fall 2011
•Outdoor student recreation facility —- football and intramurals practice fields, completed in 2012
•25 Park Place Tower Renovation (five floors) —- completed December 2012
•Campus master plan update —- completed December 2012
•Sand volleyball courts —- completed in 2012
•100 Auburn Avenue renovation —- completed August 2013
•Indian Creek Lodge —- 4,900 square feet, completed December 2013 Humanities Law Building —- 200,000 square feet, scheduled completion by July 2015
•Science Park Phase II —- collaborative and flexible research labs with academic support space, scheduled completion by July 2015
•25 Park Place Tower continued renovations
Source: Georgia State University
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.
Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism. AJC.com. Atlanta. News. Now.
Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism.
With the largest team in the state, the AJC reports what’s really going on with your tax dollars and your elected officials. Subscribe today. Visit the AJC's Georgia Navigator for the latest in Georgia politics.
Your subscription to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism. Visit the AJC's Georgia Navigator for the latest in Georgia politics.