Thursday, June 12, 2008

KA moves forward

Kappa Alpha is chugging along with its redevelopment of property along Hancock Avenue, and is reducing the parking spaces from 10 to seven and adding some greenspace. The building is down the road from the IHN of Athens offices, so I've been trying to keep a closer eye on their progress, and it's a weird building.

Weird in the sense that it doesn't look like a fraternity house to me, but rather a UGA administrative building. I think it's a good-looking structure all things considered, but just not what I would expect for a Greek living space.

Can I also take a moment to bring up some old business and restate that I was greatly disappointed by the fact that the fraternity was forbidden from participating in a community-wide charitable event solely based on the demolition of the buildings? That just baffles me, and, on some level, is absolutely infuriating. I can completely respect that some people might think disagree with how things went down, but to arrogantly deny them the right to participate in a charitable event is ridiculous.


Blogger hillary said...

Don't you think you might be overstating things in calling the community there arrogant?

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He didn't call them arrogant. He said they acted arrogantly. And I think he understated it.


11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They definitely have an uphill battle with the neighborhood. Driving through there the other day though, I was shocked at how many brand new, college style houses there were surrounding the new KA house. This is definitely a college neighborhood.

Bottom line though, is that Greek housing should be on campus and Mike Adams made a bad move kicking the frats off Lumpkin and forcing them into the community. HE is to blame for this.

1:09 PM  
Blogger paveplanet said...

The parking standards and their needs have not changed over the past two years or so. I strongly believe that that did the ole two-step that alot of developers do. First get a piece of property and max it out with thier development desires - then look for surrounding parcels for parking. Rather than scale down the building so it's parking can fit on the original lot.

Oh, yeah - the "open space". It will be nothing more than a "party green".

7:02 AM  

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