The 231,959-square-foot facility on the west side of campus will also include a bookstore outlet, a dining facility, and a demonstration kitchen to help students transition to apartment living. The structure will also bring 648 new parking spaces for cars and 22 motorcycle parking spaces to the campus. Each room will be wired for gig service as well as wireless connectivity. The building will also include classrooms.
The building is planned with the recognition that students who live and work together form closer ties with each other and to the campus. The new complex will focus on fostering a sense of community, with open spaces on each wing and floor and throughout the building and on the grounds.
The complex is also intended to serve as a connection point to downtown Chattanooga, encouraging students and faculty to be more involved in downtown through internships and research projects as well as appealing retail and residential options.
Learn more: UTC West Campus Housing Construction