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Belmont Univ. South Garage/Tennis Training Facility (4 stories, 830 spaces) update.  Topped out.

Looking SE from Compton Ave., 1/2 block east of Belmont Blvd:

Belmont Univ South Garage, June 13, 2020, 1.jpg


Looking SW from Compton Ave., 1/2 bock west of 15th Ave. South:

Belmont Univ South Garage, June 13, 2020, 2.jpg


Looking NW from Delmar Ave., 1/2 block west of 15th Ave. South:

Belmont Univ South Garage, June 13, 2020, 3.jpg


Looking NE from Delmar Ave., 1/2 block east of Belmont Blvd:

Belmont Univ South Garage, June 13, 2020, 4.jpg

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There was concern about whether TSU would continue with the construction of the new dorm considering the impact that Covid-19 is going to have on college enrollments this fall.  Glad to see that the State and TSU are continuing to move forward with campus construction.  We're starting to hear rumblings that a new building for the College of Engineering is being considered.  I suspect if this happens it'll be more of an addition to the existing building, with a refacing to the existing structure.  The current building that houses the College of Engineering is not that old.  I believe it was built in the late 70's or early 80's.  I can't remember it opened prior to my enrollment or if afterwards at what point during my years at TSU that it opened.  I'm pretty sure it was open by 1982.  The building was really nice when built.  But as with most buildings with dark metal panels built during that time, it's appeal faded.  I can see it being incorporated into a new buildings design.

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More work at T.S.U.  Not sure exactly what is going on at SW corner of Albion St. and Clare Ave., but fencing is up, and land being graded.

TSU, Albion & Claire, July 18, 2020, 1.jpg

TSU, Albion & Claire, July 18, 2020, 2.jpg

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^ Hmmmm.... let me do so digging around and see if I can come up with anything.  I don't recall any announcements about building anything there.  I wonder if it could be parking expansion because the new dorm under construction eliminates a good portion of a parking lot.  That area has always been fenced in.  I can't tell from the pictures if it's additional fencing.  TSU didn't always own that land.  It was purchased in by the university in the late 80's to provide a buffer between TSU and the housing project that used to sit between the campus and I-40.  TSU tore down an apartment complex that sat on that property and across the street on another hill.  It was called College Hill Apartments.  It had become a drug infested area and TSU wanted it gone.  There was an attempt to clean it up in the late 80's but it was a little too late at that point.  The mindset about the complex was just to ingrained for people to get over what it had been.  Sad part about was, the remodeled units were decent and provided affordable housing.   TSU first purchased the land pictured above.  When the attempt to remodel the other section which was on the hill to the southeast failed, TSU purchases that land as well.   TSU thought about saving the apartments, but even with them being remodeled, they learned that it was mostly cosmetic.  There were other issues structurally and infestations of practically every creature you could imagine.

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Impressive! Thanks for the pics. Now I know why I wasn't able to see the enormous columns when I drove by back in late June. I had seen them in a photo posted on this forum and wanted to see them up close. They're covered up with the heavy plywood. Good move! 

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Belmont Univ. Indoor Athletic Training Center ( 2 stories, 45,000 sq. ft. ) update.  Some pillars forming above fresh foundation walls.

Looking SW from Compton Ave., 1/2 block west of 15th Ave. South:

Belmont Univ Athletic Training Ctr, July 25, 2020, 1.jpg


Looking south from Compton Ave., 1/4 block west of 15th Ave. South:

Belmont Univ Athletic Training Ctr, July 25, 2020, 2.jpg


Looking north from Delmar. Ave., 1/2 block west of 15th Ave. South:

Belmont Univ Athletic Training Ctr, July 25, 2020, 3.jpg

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Belmont Univ. South Garage and Tennis Facility (4 stories, 830 spaces) update.   Brick work underway.

Looking west from Delmar Ave., 1/2 block west of 15th Ave. South:

Belmont Univ Garage:Tennis, July 25, 2020, 1.jpg


Looking NE from Delmar Ave., 1/2 block east of Belmont Blvd:

Belmont Univ Garage:Tennis, July 25, 2020, 2.jpg


Looking east from Compton Ave., 1/4 block east of Belmont Blvd:

Belmont Univ Garage:Tennis, July 25, 2020, 3.jpg


Looking SW from Compton Ave., 1/4 block west of 15th Ave. South:

Belmont Univ Garage:Tennis, July 25, 2020, 4.jpg

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