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Georgia Tech to assume ownership of Georgia State residence halls

Last week, University System of Georgia Chancellor Erroll Davis announced the transfer of Board of Regents-owned property from Georgia State University to Georgia Tech. The property, located at North Avenue and Centennial Olympic Park Drive, includes residence halls originally built to house athletes participating in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.

Since fall 1996, the residence halls have housed Georgia State students, and with the transfer, will be occupied by Georgia Tech students beginning with the fall 2007 semester. As Georgia State has continued to create on-campus housing adjacent to its downtown campus, University System officials realized that the Olympic dorm complex would be a better fit with the adjacent Georgia Tech campus.

“On behalf of the Board of Regents, we are pleased with this outcome that keeps this valuable property within the University System,” said Davis. “This is an optimal result for the System and will benefit both Georgia State and Georgia Tech.”

As a result of the transfer of the property, Georgia Tech will assume financial liability for the existing residence halls from Georgia State.

The four residence halls, initially constructed for a cost of $79.6 million, currently can house 2,000 students in three- to six-bed apartments. Tech students will occupy two halls this fall and the remaining two buildings the following year.

“I would like to express my appreciation to Chancellor Erroll Davis and everyone who made this possible,” said President Wayne Clough. “Acquiring the Georgia State Olympic residence halls will help us meet the housing demands of a growing student body at Georgia Tech and allow us new options as to how we use the land on our campus.”



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