The Board of Regents for the University of Texas system has approved a project to add two student housing buildings to the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) campus, and construction will begin next month on the $23 million project.
|The new housing complex will include two 4-story buildings. |
According the UTEP On the Move website (www.onthemove.utep.edu), each of the units will have a small kitchen, a living area, and a bathroom. Some units will be one-bedroom efficiencies while others will be four- or six-bedroom suites. “Lobbies, lounges, study rooms, and laundry facilities” will be included in each building.
The Mijares-Mora architectural firm of El Paso designed the student housing project and incorporate UTEP’s Bhutanese style into the plan. The project is separate from the SmartCode development on a former parking lot at UTEP that will bring another 100 units to the school. Construction on the 83-unit project will begin on June 13.