November 12, 2013
The Georgia World Congress Center Authority Board of Governors voted unanimously to move forward with the exercise of eminent domain on the Zaglin property. The meeting was the first of three scheduled during the next few weeks. The Department of Economic Development will meet on Tuesday, November 19. The State Properties Commission (SPC) is slated to take up the issue the following Tuesday, November 26. In addition, having reached purchase agreements on several other parcels, the Board requested that SPC move forward in acquiring the following: the Callaway property; a billboard owned by CBS Outdoor; the Leiffer property; and Friendship Baptist Church (which will be conveyed by StadCo. to the State as part of the NSP site).
October 31, 2013
The Georgia World Congress Center Authority and the Atlanta Falcons mutually agreed to extend the deadline for Initial Closing on the NSP until December 15, 2013.
October 29, 2013
The Georgia World Congress Center Authority Board of Governors unanimously approved the complete schematic drawings and a preliminary budget of $1.2B for the NSP.
October 28, 2013
The GWCCA Stadium Development Committee met and recommended advancing the preliminary schematic drawings (concept drawings, schematics and preliminary elevations) to the Board of Governors for approval. In addition the Atlanta Falcons notified the Stadium Development Committee that the preliminary budget was now estimated at $1.2B.
October 24, 2013
The Atlanta Falcons, GWCCA and 360 Architecture released new artist renderings of Atlanta’s New Stadium. New Artist Renderings
September 30, 2013
The Atlanta Falcons notified the GWCCA that they were amending a prior notification (July 30, 2013) to reflect the south site as feasible for the NSP and will move forward in finalizing the documents necessary for the initial closing with construction contemplated on the south site. Feasibility Declaration Letter Atlanta Falcons Press Release
August 1, 2013
The GWCCA officially closed its negotiations for property adjacent to the Georgia Dome at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Northside Dr. Feasibility assessments on the north side site began on July 30 in preparation for the initial closing as outlined by the MOU.
July 30, 2013
The Lead Architect team hosted a “Meet & Greet” for interested local Minority and Female Business Enterprises (M/FBE) for Architectural/Engineering design services at GWCC.
July 30, 2013
The GWCCA Board of Governors took unanimous action on two resolutions related to the New Stadium Project (NSP). One would allow the Authority to negotiate and enter into an agreement with an owner's representative (for construction). The second would provide access to the north site property for due diligence work related to development of the NSP.
July 24, 2013
The GWCCA Stadium Development Committee reviewed the first group of principle project documents related to the new stadium development. The committee also advanced a resolution to the full board that would authorize due diligence work related to the north site as outlined in the MOU.
June 18, 2013
The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) Board of Governors accepts conceptual design and general contractor recommendation for the new stadium project.
June 14, 2013
Atlanta Falcons announced that 360 Architecture has selected three Atlanta-based firms, pending final contracts, to partner in the design of the new stadium in Atlanta. The three firms are – Goode Van Slyke Architecture (GVSA), Stanley Beaman & Sears, and tvsdesign.
May 21, 2013
In a vote by NFL team owners, the Atlanta Falcons were approved for $200 million in NFL G-4 stadium financing for construction of a new multi-purpose stadium in Atlanta.
April 30, 2013
The GWCCA Board of Governors voted unanimously to approve a contract for 360 Architecture to serve as the lead architect on the new stadium project, signaling the official start of the design process.
April 29, 2013
The GWCCA Stadium Development Committee unanimously voted to recommend 360 Architecture to the full board when it meets on April 30, 2013. In addition to selecting an architect, GWCCA and the Atlanta Falcons also reviewed the process for selecting a general contractor and an owner’s representative, which would oversee the construction of the stadium.
April 18, 2013
The GWCCA announced 360 Architecture as the “Apparent Awardee” firm to design the new stadium. The Authority and Atlanta Falcons will now begin the process of negotiating a contract with the firm. The final agreement is subject to GWCCA Board approval.
April 16, 2013
The GWCCA interviewed the five finalists for architectural services as the process to select an architect moves forward. The finalists presented to 19 representatives, including Executive Director Frank Poe, Falcons owner Arthur Blank, the Evaluation and Recommendation Committee (ERC), and other advisors. Complete Release Here
April 4, 2013
Invest Atlanta, the city’s economic development agency, voted 8-1 to approve issuing more than $200 million in bonds to finance the public contribution for the new retractable-roof stadium.
March 18, 2013
The Atlanta City Council voted 11-4 in favor of an amended resolution extending the hotel-motel tax to 2050 and for other key agreements among the City of Atlanta, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) and the Atlanta Falcons, thereby taking a significant step toward the construction of a new retractable roof stadium in downtown. Complete Release from the City of Atlanta
March 15, 2013
The GWCCA Board of Governors met to review a completed business deal for a new stadium. The Board unanimously authorized the Executive Director to execute and deliver the following agreements:
March 7, 2013
In a joint press conference Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the Atlanta Falcons announced they have reached an agreement on key city terms for the construction of a new stadium in downtown Atlanta, subject to approval by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) board, the Atlanta City Council and Invest Atlanta.
February 20, 2013
Officials from GWCCA attend a work session of the Atlanta City Council Finance/Executive Committee to respond to questions
about the proposed new stadium that were generated as a result of a presentation to council members a week prior. Representatives from the Mayor’s office, Invest Atlanta, and the Atlanta Falcons also participated in the four hour Q&A session.
February 13, 2013
The GWCCA presents a review
of its efforts regarding the proposed new stadium project to the Atlanta City Council Finance/Executive Committee. The presentation includes: a review of the GWCCA campus master plan, four phases of studies and analysis, and the status of the on-going negotiations with the Atlanta Falcons.
January 28, 2013
The GWCCA and Atlanta Falcons short-listed five finalists for Architectural Services on the proposed new stadium project. Finalists, in alphabetical order include: 360 Architecture, Ewing Cole, HKS Inc., Populous, & TVS Design/Heery/Gensler. Each finalist will now prepare a Design Services Proposal and formal presentation that will include the first conceptual designs for the project. Interviews will be scheduled in the next 30 days.
January 9, 2013
The Atlanta Falcons and GWCCA jointly agreed to extend the evaluation period for Architectural Services until Monday, January 28. Ten responses to the RFQ solicitation were received and additional time is needed to review qualifications and references and to prepare additional program information for finalists.