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Colette Closes Land Purchase for University System of Georgia

Posted October 18, 2017 in H. Joseph ColetteBlogs/Publications, News

Owen Gleaton Partner Joseph Colette represented the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia in closing a transaction for the acquisition of three abandoned streets from the City of Atlanta. The property, including portions of Greenfield Street, Dalney Street, and Eighth Street, purchased for $626,000, was conveyed following an affirmative vote by the Atlanta City Council and approval by the Mayor in favor of the abandonment of the rights of way and sale to the Board of Regents, for the use and benefit of the Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”).

The property will be used by Georgia Tech for the expansion of its midtown campus. Colette was appointed by Attorney General Samuel Olens as Special Assistant Attorney General for the Board of Regents in 2014. The Board of Regents is the policy making board for the University System of Georgia. The Board oversees the 29 colleges and universities that comprise the University System of Georgia and has oversight of the Georgia Archives and the Georgia Public Library System.