Group VI to build Fairburn college campus

Tue, 11/27/2007 - 3:44pm
By: Ben Nelms

Peachtree City-based Group VI was selected Monday to construct the first phase of Fairburn’s new downtown college campus.

Georgia Military College (GMC) will lease one of the two-story classroom buildings and a portion of the administration building beginning in October 2008.

The city council approved a maximum of $8 million for the project.

The initial undertaking will be construction of Phase 1, which will include two 18,400 square-foot brick classroom buildings along West Broad and two, 2,000 square-foot retail sandwich and coffee shops to be located between them.

Also included is a three-story, 11,400 square-foot colonial-style administration building that will be centered in the rear of the property and patterned after the old Campbell County Courthouse.

Phase 1 will be completed by October 2008.

Future phases will include construction of two additional classroom buildings to be located on either side of the administration building at the rear of the campus.

GMC indicated its desire to move into one of the classroom buildings in October 2008 and to utilize a portion of the administration building, said city administrator Jim Williams. Continuing conversations with other colleges and universities could result in a lease of the second classroom building, he said.

The four-acre campus will be located on the site of the old Dodson Lawn & Farm Equipment business on West Main Street.

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