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By: Stephanie Stewart
Georgia State has announced a date to begin construction on a new building to house their law school. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled to take place on September 12, 2013 at 10:30AM.
The development is projected not only to boost the law school, but also that section of downtown Atlanta. The new building is going to be located in central downtown, at the corner of Park Place and John Wesley Dobbs Avenue. The area has been underdeveloped for years. Currently, it is only surface parking lots and a low-rise garage. The new building will be located only 100 feet from the planned Atlanta Streetcar.
The building is projected to cost approximately $82.5 million and is designed to be a community center with a state of the art library and public clinics. The new building is also set to house an arbitration center. The arbitration space is expected to host arbitrations from all over the world and put Atlanta on the map as a commercial arbitration center.
The building could open to students and the community as early as 2015. Project partners include architects from SmithGroup and Stevens & Wilkinson, construction management from McCarthy and program management by Jones Lang LaSalle.
To read more details about the new downtown building, click here.