Wednesday, May 29, 2013

UTEP Gets More Housing

$23M Project Will Add 83 Housing Units to Campus

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.
(Rendering: www.onthemove.utep.edu)
A total of 83 units will house 356 students beginning in fall of 2014. The total size of the project is 103,606 square feet between two four story buildings which will be located on a six acre //////plot nearby the Helen of Troy Softball Complex off of Sun Bowl Drive. A smaller building is part of the housing complex and will house a computer lab and a conference room. 

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.

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