What Is The History Of The Former Navy School Property In Athens?
The Navy Supply Corps School occupied a 56-acre site in Athens, which was designated for closure as part of the Navy’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process in 2005. That year, the Secretary of Defense recognized the Athens-Clarke County Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA) as the sole authority for the development and reuse plan for the site. In 2007, the LRA voted unanimously to approve the UGA proposal to establish a health sciences campus at the site. The Navy vacated the site in early 2011, and a U.S. Department of Education official signed the public conveyance deed transferring the property to the University of Georgia. The UGA Health Sciences Campus currently houses the AU/UGA Medical Partnership and the UGA College of Public Health.