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Old 02-05-2013, 07:11 PM
 
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My father was an attorney with a powerful firm in Atlanta that was located in downtown and then moved to midtown. I can assure you, not one person on the executive level of that firm rode MARTA to work. I'm not saying they shouldn't, however, it's just not true.
Sergey Brin rode the subway in NYC.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:58 AM
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KSU bought 88 acres for $20 million for their Rec fields and has several fields in place near their campus. GT has Rec fields surrounding its Rec center. Yes, it is tough for GSU to expand in downtown.

Comparing Kennesaw to Downtown. Facepalm.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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Comparing Kennesaw to Downtown. Facepalm.
That's why it's harder for GSU to find/add land, isn't it???
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:21 AM
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That's why it's harder for GSU to find/add land, isn't it???
Of course. It's harder for any city to find available land than it is for any suburb.

But contrary to what Mathman says, that doesn't equate to "GSU has had trouble expanding."
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:19 PM
 
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Of course. It's harder for any city to find available land than it is for any suburb.
I would be surprised if that is true. A lot of suburban land is sky high.

I know rental rates are higher in the suburbs than they are downtown and that is probably reflected in property values as well.


http://www.colliers.com/~/media/File...ketReport.ashx
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:03 AM
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I would be surprised if that is true. A lot of suburban land is sky high.

I know rental rates are higher in the suburbs than they are downtown and that is probably reflected in property values as well.


http://www.colliers.com/~/media/File...ketReport.ashx
The poit is that, on the whole, downtown areas are built out and are denser than suburbs. There is less available land in downtown areas than suburban areas, by definition. You're not going to find multi-acre forested lots in downtown, but you can find those all over the suburbs.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:35 AM
 
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I know rental rates are higher in the suburbs than they are downtown and that is probably reflected in property values as well.
Only in prime suburban office parks locations, eg: Cumberland, Perimeter, Alpharetta. The land owners downtown know GSU is looking to expand so they are asking high prices because they can and GSU will pay it.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:47 AM
 
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Only in prime suburban office parks locations, eg: Cumberland, Perimeter, Alpharetta. The land owners downtown know GSU is looking to expand so they are asking high prices because they can and GSU will pay it.
Not really. The parking lot across from the Natural Science Center has been eyed by GSU for a long time but the asking price is too high. GSU aslo wanted that small parking deck across from its Rec Center and likewise, too high of a price. GSU probably was able to get that large former Beaudry Ford lot as it was a toxic site. A campus like KSU can build with an eye toward campus aesthetics but GSU has to do with what it can. Again, it's a shame they didn't get Equitable because I think it would have really helped in freeing up more campus space not to mention giving GSU an iconic building with which to identify itself. Here's hoping the legal profession has a bubble of its own.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:51 AM
 
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The poit is that, on the whole, downtown areas are built out and are denser than suburbs. There is less available land in downtown areas than suburban areas, by definition. You're not going to find multi-acre forested lots in downtown, but you can find those all over the suburbs.
Ergo, that is why it is so easy for GSU to expand!
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:18 AM
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Ergo, that is why it is so easy for GSU to expand!
I never said it was easy, but they have been able to massively expand their campus, as anyone who has been around for a while can plainly see. Good try, though.
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