Construction on the new Campus View Suites III begins on December 30, 2022 at the Utah Tech Campus in St. George, Utah | Photo Credit: Raith Lundy, St. George News
st. George — Utah Tech takes the old and the new, demolishing the school’s oldest student housing building, Nisson Towers, to make room for the brand new Campus View Suite III.
Student enrollment is expected to grow from 12,556 this year to 16,000 by 2025, according to the university’s strategic plan.
With this significant increase in enrollment, Utah Tech began implementing Phase 3 of its student housing project. His first two phases were the completion of Campus View Suites I and II near the corner of 100 South and 1000 East in downtown St. George.
The Campus View Suites III building has a total budget of approximately $65 million, with approximately $55 million allocated for construction. It will be funded by bonds that will be repaid using rent from future residents.
Seth Gabler, director of housing and student life at Utah Tech, told St. George News that this new addition to on-campus housing will be completed and ready for student use by the fall semester of 2024. He said it is expected to be possible.
“Every time a new building is added, the students are thrilled. There is enthusiasm in the air, and we try to make each facility just a little bit better than the previous one,” Gubler said. rice field.
The layout is similar to previous Campus View Suites, and Gubler plans to include additional study rooms following feedback from students, and possibly a small market for residents to pick up groceries. He added that he was planning to
John Gibb, head of facility planning and construction, told The St. George News that all Campus View Suite buildings are contracted through Leighton Construction Company.
Work is currently underway as the northeast corner of the campus is fenced by Layton Construction. Gibb said the company is working to reduce hazardous substances and plans to completely remove Nisson Tower by mid-February.
Campus View Suite III is expected to be completed in June 2024 by the time new students can access it in the fall semester. The existing Campus View Suite building was successfully completed on target date, allowing sufficient transition time for incoming students.
“Even if it’s a few weeks late, it’s really devastating,” Gibb said. “It hurts because if we can’t do that, our students aren’t going anywhere. So we definitely want to be predictive and proactive and make sure we hit that target date.”
Parking is reportedly a problem among college students as enrollment increases. To solve this problem, Utah Tech is planning to remove the Edith Whitehead Education Building and eventually the North Plaza Building.
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