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LizellaJacket

Georgia Tech buys GSU village

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I am writing with exciting news! Georgia Tech just announced that it will

take possession of the "Georgia State Village" on North Avenue, beginning

July 1, 2007. As you may know, Georgia State is opening new residence

halls closer to its campus and will cease using the Village after May.

Consistent with the naming of other former Olympic buildings on the Tech

campus, the Village will be tentatively called North Avenue Apartments,

although this has not been designated as the official name.

North Avenue Apartments (NAA) consists of four buildings with approximately

2,000 apartment-style spaces (4-person and 6-person apartments). The

Georgia Tech Department of Housing is making plans for students to occupy

around 1,000 beds in two buildings for this coming fall and the remaining

two buildings in fall 2008. In doing so, most of the units in Area II on

East campus, namely Perry, Matheson, Hopkins, Hanson, and Field Halls will

be closed.

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I was really excited about the idea until you said they were crumbling? What exactly is wrong with them. I used to live in Towers (right there on the North Ave exit ramp) and was always envious of the GSU dorms. I'm trying to envision what they are closing....are those the buildings that look like motels or commie block housing that also back up to the interstate near the frat houses?

The only problem with the GSU dorms is that is sooooo far from academic buildings.

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The Village is a dump. It was a dump when I was the oldest college senior living 'on campus' back in late '96. As far as the area - it isn't bad, certainly better now than it was when Techwood homes was still around.

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One of the buildings settled 10 inches!!!!! Thats unheard of. And yes, the buildings that are being destroyed are the nasty 1960's era dorms on east campus.

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The Village is a dump. It was a dump when I was the oldest college senior living 'on campus' back in late '96. As far as the area - it isn't bad, certainly better now than it was when Techwood homes was still around.

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I'm not suprised, but the village needs ALOT of work. When I lived there there were all kinds of vandalism going on.

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Could someone elaborate on what exactly is "a dump" and "crumbling"? I always thought the village was the two blocks of 12 or so story buildings w/ courtyards in the middle...... Werent those built for the Olympics?

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^ The Village was about 4 buildings on one large extended block south of North, east of Techwood & west of the freeway. Yes - it was built for the Olympics.

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"Dump" is a relative term here. I did time in the old Techwood dorm that occupied the western few acres of the site before they built the current towers.

There was a plus to living there my second year though - I was asleep Sunday morning at the start of the new school year and my prospective roommate opens the door, looks in, and says "no way" without even fully waking me up. I never saw him again, Tech didn't reassign anyone to the room, so I had a private room that year when on campus housing was generally at a premium.

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