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Old 05-07-2014, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The main comment I have is if they aren't going to leave the existing plaza intact in front of the stadium and they are going to build on top of it, then I hope Georgia Ave could be rebuilt as a straight street. Much better than allowing that curve to take up excess land unnecessarily. Once they build around it, it will stay that way for a long long time.
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:02 PM
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This is the most exciting development news I've heard in Atlanta in a long time. If Georgia State can pull this off, it will almost make losing the Braves to Cobb County worthwhile.

How about we really dream big and hope GSU builds a light rail or people mover system to connect the two campuses?
College students don't get intimidated by a half mile walk (GSU MARTA to edge of new area) or mile walk (to Turner Field). They're a lot more willing. I'm sure they'll have some kind of shuttle bus. Also the development will make it a little busier and therefore less intimidating.
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:15 PM
 
Location: O4W
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Win Win!

- I'm sure this will increase the amount of students at GSU.

- more downtown foot traffic

- new retail that this area needs will be added

- more tax revenue for the city
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:36 PM
 
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For those that did not click into the PDF check it out. There is a lot of good stuff including transit running on Georgia and Capital Ave.
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:59 PM
 
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GSU can go to hell.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:01 PM
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Saw this video on another site:
Video: GSU to Turner Field fly over | www.myajc.com
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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GSU can go to hell.


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Old 05-07-2014, 11:03 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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he is pissed about the radio situation...
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:37 PM
 
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For that to add only 1,200 beds? Seems as if campus retail, grocery, etc. could be covered by Underground which is just adjacent to the campus. The Civic Center property could be a GSU village and even house real fraternity/sorority housing.

The football stadium design looks a bit tortured. Looks like they already have a baseball stadium with it. You'd think they could squeeze in a softball field in all that.
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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For that to add only 1,200 beds? Seems as if campus retail, grocery, etc. could be covered by Underground which is just adjacent to the campus. The Civic Center property could be a GSU village and even house real fraternity/sorority housing.

The football stadium design looks a bit tortured. Looks like they already have a baseball stadium with it. You'd think they could squeeze in a softball field in all that.
I didn't see where it said anything about the number of beds. could you point that out to me?

But anyways... no

all that to help them build a new athletic program, new academic buildings, campus green space, a semi-traditional campus environment for live-on-campus students they don't have (which schools like UGA and GT do), private housing, a new football stadium, baseball stadium and retail...

That is a bit more than simply saying 1,200 beds.

I think this is a good move for them, because they are limited on options to building athletic fields. Their stadium would be excellent for a beginning college program and offer room to grow, so I don't see what is wrong that. It also give them the ability to build a campus around their stadiums.
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