Academic Services Committee

Minutes of April 20, 2000 as Amended in Committee


Members Present: Ron Bohlander (GTRI); Joe Boland (ContEd); Jack Cooper (MGT); Don Frank (Library); Bonnie Heck (ECE); Nancey Green Leigh (City Planning); Jack Marr (PSY); Chris Martin (GStu); Paul Ohme (CEISMC)

Visitor: Robert Thompson, SrVP, Admin. & Fin. 

  1. Robert Thompson, Senior VP for Administration and Finance was invited to be the guest speaker at this meeting to discuss the 5th Street Project. Mr. Thompson showed several maps of the area around 5th street, West Peachtree and Spring Streets’. He outlined what property was owned by Georgia Tech and what properties were controlled by developers that were willing to work with Tech to develop this part of Midtown as a technology business area, condo’s and apartments, shopping malls with restaurants and small shops. That would complement the GT expansion on the south side of 5th Street.
  2. The new Tech Bookstore will be more like a Barnes Noble than the traditional college bookstore. The new bookstore would market to the technology workforce that is rapidly moving into the Midtown area. Along with the bookstore, the new complex would include the College of Management and Continuing Education with a hotel type facility.
  3. VP Thompson predicted that financing for the 5th Street Complex would be in place by June 2000 with construction beginning in early 2001. It is proposed that a trolley run from Biltmore hotel to the GT Student Center every five-minute.

Minutes from the February meeting were approved with some changes.

The meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m. 


Respectfully submitted,

Paul Ohme