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On 3/14/2019 at 5:58 PM, MLBrumby said:

Such an improvement. I really like the checkerboards... noticed it on many buildings around campus... including iconic Ayers Hall. 

I like the general design the University is implementing with new buildings on campus. These will age much better than the ones built during the Brutalist Architectural Era of the 1970s.

New signage up to demarcate the Engineering campus. 

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This one took forever. Campus West Dining Hall. I haven't been on campus in over a year, but the last time I drove past this site it was still a hole. Pics of the outside would be nice to have here. 

https://www.utdailybeacon.com/campus_news/dining_and_housing/new-west-dining-facility-comes-to-campus/article_ce205ec4-0037-11ec-85b1-8fad891ed7ab.html 

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The Energy and Environmental Science Research Building (EESRB)

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The EESRB will be a newly constructed research facility totaling approximately 157,000 gross square feet over four stories. This edifice will house teaching laboratories, research and public service labs, offices and new classrooms for the UT Institute of Agriculture (UTIA).

https://fs.utk.edu/underconstruction/10773-2/

Click here to view the live construction cameras.

Project Status: Under Construction

Total Budget: $95 Million

Start of Project: Spring 2021

Expected Completion: Fall 2023

Zeanah Engineering Complex – Classrooms Open!

Rendering-1-300x169.jpgThe Zeanah Engineering Complex will be a 232,250 GSF instructional and research building containing the Tickle College of Engineering’s freshman, honors, diversity, professional practice, and advising programs.  A key fixture of the building will be state-of-the-art instructional fabrication laboratories for undergraduate engineering students.  Also, the building will house the nuclear engineering department (its instructional spaces, its faculty offices, and its research laboratories), and will provide professional research laboratories (and accompanying offices) built flexible enough to accommodate a range of engineering sub-disciplines. Demolition work will begin the summer of 2018 and the tentative completion date is fall 2021.

Veterinary Medical Center – Teaching and Learning Center

Vet Med-Teaching and Learning

A 19,375 gross-square-foot addition to the Veterinary Medical Center that will provide much needed classroom, instructional laboratory, and informal gathering space for the UT Institute for Agriculture’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Project Status: Bidding

Total Cost: $9 Million

Start of Project: October 2020

Expected Completion: January 2022

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Rocky Top Dining Hall

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A new dining facility will be constructed at the former Humes Hall site as part of the West Campus Redevelopment project. The new 73,256 square foot dining facility will have seating capacity for 1,160. The structure will feature an 8-Platform Fresh Food Company Dining Facility with a full service Chick-Fil-A. Construction for this project was completed in Spring 2021, and the dining hall was opened on August 16, 2021.

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On 3/25/2019 at 9:18 AM, bigeasy said:

Do you know what the dorm count is in the new dorm? I would think they would have lost some capacity since Andy Holt Tower was pretty large.

I know this is very late, but I was wondering the same thing. I think they're lower than they were about 8 years ago. The enrollment is up, but as for on campus housing, the U had to buy an apartment building (Volunteer Hall) to capture some overflow.  The mold problems in the Orange/White dorm complex set them back a couple of years on their expansion with "West Campus".  Fortunately they've remedied that and they've opened West Dining Hall.  So they'll start cranking up on replacing Presidential Complex.  It will be a net fewer dorm rooms but the bed count will be about the same. The plethora of apartment complexes surrounding campus (especially across the river) have picked up the slack.  I expect the school will look toward the Lake Avenue area between Cumberland to expand with future dorms when they finish with the new replacements for Presidential (later in this decade).  Another area they may look at is reconfiguring Frat Row; I don't know that as a fact but it seems antiquated and there's a lot of real estate under those frat houses which are approaching 60 years old. 

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Not an actual UT project, but right at the edge of campus.  https://desktopbackgroundshq.com/developers-plan-new-student-housing-project-on-cumberland-ave-to-replace-strip-mall/ 

Curious if anybody who posts in the K'ville forum ( @UrbanWes03 @Nathan_in_DC@Tennessine ) has a rendering for the new Greystar condo on Cumberland Avenue. Noticed last week that construction has started. 

- 700 beds for residents

- An outside courtyard

- A swimming pool

- A fitness center

- Study rooms

- Computer rooms/a gaming room

- A lounge area and a fire pit

- The alleyway near the mall will also stay open, and the building will be built over it.

- 509 total parking spots/201 bicycle parking spots. 

 

I don't claim to understand a lot about real estate, but the statements below just don't "add up" to me. They're spending $93 million to make the property worth $82 million? What?

Construction is expected to be complete by summer 2023, according to records. It is expected to cost around $93 million. Records also show that the project is expected to create more than 150 construction jobs, and 25 permanent ones. ... They said the project would also increase the value of the property to around $82 million, a significant boost from its current value of around $3.8 million.

 

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19 minutes ago, MLBrumby said:

Not an actual UT project, but right at the edge of campus.  https://desktopbackgroundshq.com/developers-plan-new-student-housing-project-on-cumberland-ave-to-replace-strip-mall/ 

Curious if anybody who posts in the K'ville forum ( @UrbanWes03 @Nathan_in_DC@Tennessine ) has a rendering for the new Greystar condo on Cumberland Avenue. Noticed last week that construction has started. 

- 700 beds for residents

- An outside courtyard

- A swimming pool

- A fitness center

- Study rooms

- Computer rooms/a gaming room

- A lounge area and a fire pit

- The alleyway near the mall will also stay open, and the building will be built over it.

- 509 total parking spots/201 bicycle parking spots. 

 

I don't claim to understand a lot about real estate, but the statements below just don't "add up" to me. They're spending $93 million to make the property worth $82 million? What?

Construction is expected to be complete by summer 2023, according to records. It is expected to cost around $93 million. Records also show that the project is expected to create more than 150 construction jobs, and 25 permanent ones. ... They said the project would also increase the value of the property to around $82 million, a significant boost from its current value of around $3.8 million.

 

Here you go!

http://p1cdn4static.civiclive.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_109478/File/Boards/zoningappeals/packets/2020/9E20VA.pdf

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From the TENNESSEAN (behind paywall). Sorry!

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Exclusive: A bridge to expand the University of Tennessee across the river is back on the table

State, University of Tennessee and local leaders are back at the table to figure out how to bring to life a longtime dream of a pedestrian bridge that would stretch across the Tennessee River and expand the landlocked campus into South Knoxville.

The bridge, a project that originally was part of the South Knoxville waterfront development plan but stalled out because of a lack of funding, would connect Thompson-Boling Arena in the heart of the campus to Clancy Avenue on the Tennessee River's south side. The bridge would cost $50 million to $55 million, the coalition estimates.

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I really thought this had been posted. Fairly new information regarding the new Haslam S.O.B. building to rise at the corner of Volunteer Blvd. and Cumberland Ave., where three buildings, all former dormitories (Dunford ca.1963; Greve ca. 1956; Henson cs. 1930) stand currently.  It will continue the architetural theme of the campus, with orange brick, checkerboard accents, and peaked roofs. The corner wing will "mirror" Strong  Hall across Cumberland. It will contain 306,000 s.f. and 

From KNS:  https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/education/2022/10/28/university-of-tennessee-plans-new-haslam-college-of-business-building/69552158007/

The cost is $227.35M to be broken down accordingly:

  • $100 million in gifts
  • $83 million in state appropriations
  • $44.35 million in institutional funds

The state-of-the-art building will have a footprint of more than 306,000 square feet. With 32 new classrooms, here how the space will be divided up:

  • 50% classroom space
  • 29% office and meeting space
  • 12% public and amenity space
  • 8% research and innovation space
  • 1% building support space

The building itself will mimic the campus' brick Collegiate "Tennessee" Gothic style, as seen on buildings like Ayers Hall, the existing Haslam II Business Building, Strong Hall, the Student Union and others.

 

The University of Tennessee's Haslam College of Business is expanding with a new building at the corner of Cumberland Avenue and Volunteer Boulevard. UT anticipates completing the project by the end of 2027.

The University of Tennessee's Haslam College of Business is expanding with a new building at the corner of Cumberland Avenue and Volunteer Boulevard. UT anticipates completing the project by the end of 2027.

 

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