Busbee Parkway land buy links KSU campus
May 30, 2014 11:25 PM | 2906 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KENNESAW — Kennesaw State University officials are closer to purchasing property on Busbee Parkway formerly occupied by retailer BrandsMart USA.

The $9.9 million acquisition, approved last week by the state’s Board of Regents, will include 17 acres of land, an existing 113,000-plus square-foot building and 722 parking spaces, which will be accessible through Kennesaw State’s park-and-ride bus shuttle program, a release from the school said Thursday.

Projects planned for the repurposed retail building include a new student health center, additional laboratory space for Kennesaw State’s Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, a new marching band program and critically needed storage.

Kennesaw State President Dan S. Papp called the acquisition and development of the project “very strategic,” noting the property would link the KSU Center on Busbee Drive with the 88-acre KSU Sports and Recreation Park, creating 120 acres of contiguous land east of the main campus, the release said. 

— Emily Boorstein

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