Ga. church to vote on offer in stadium land deal - New York News

Ga. church to vote on offer in stadium land deal

ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta church congregation will likely vote this week on whether they'll help clear the path for a new football stadium to be built downtown.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/167dWrE ) reports members of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church are expected to meet Thursday and discuss the city's offer of $14.5 million in exchange for space south of the Georgia Dome where the Atlanta Falcons hope to build a new $1 billion, retractable roof stadium.

Mount Vernon is 1 of 2 churches that will have to be relocated if the new stadium is to be built on the Falcons' preferred site.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed publicly announced the preliminary agreement Friday. The plan calls for the Georgia World Congress Center Authority to pay $6.2 million, and for the Falcons to pay $8.3 million.

 

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • 'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

    'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:54:59 GMT
    New York City NewsNew York City News
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.
  • Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

    Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:46:29 GMT
    The tower at John F. Kennedy International AirportThe tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport
    Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a Kennedy Airport security perimeter.
    Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a security perimeter at New York's Kennedy Airport.
  • Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

    Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:32:05 GMT
    A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
    A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices