The CU Regents approved by an 8-0 vote plans for additional student housing at UCCS as well as a new academic health services building on North Nevada Avenue.
With the approval, both projects can now move forward, according to Gary Reynolds, executive director, Facilities Services.
Plans call for converting nine commons areas in the existing Summit Village to two-person rooms as well as constructing two towers with approximately 100 students living in each and expanding dining facilities. The conversion of the commons areas will be completed by fall 2012, Reynolds said. Construction will begin on the towers and dining expansion in spring 2012 and should be completed for the fall 2013 semester. The project’s cost is estimated at $16 million with costs paid by students who live in the new housing.
The academic health services building is in the final planning stages, Reynolds said. A construction timeline has not been established.