Georgia State officials said the reason for the higher budget is the cost to relocate utility lines, which was higher than anticipated. Georgia State will pay for the cost increase. A Regents committee approved the revised demolition and plans for the space.
Kell Hall, located on Peachtree Center Avenue between Gilmer and Decatur streets in downtown Atlanta, was the first multi-story garage in the city, officials said. It was converted into academic space in 1946 but is now empty, officials said.