University of Wyoming OK Designs Housing, Dining and Parking Projects | Education
The University of Wyoming announced plans for new student housing, restaurants and parking lots last week.
The school board recently approved interior and exterior designs for two new living rooms and a dining room. The council also approved the design of a new parking lot located at the southwest end of the campus.
In total, the new projects are expected to cost $ 250 million, the university said. The state legislature has authorized UW to issue bonds to finance construction, and directors are expected to make a decision on them next month, according to a press release from UW.
“These projects will dramatically improve the housing options available to our students,” UW President Ed Seidel said in a statement. “We have known for some time that our current university residences, which are now over 50 years old, need to be replaced. These new facilities, located closer to the central campus and fitted with modern design and equipment, will be a significant upgrade for student life at our university.
The residences accommodate a total of 900 students. They will each have five floors and replace the “outdated” dorms on Grand Avenue, according to the announcement. The dining room will be located on 15th Street, near McWhinnie Hall and the Half Acre Wellness and Recreation Center.
The university said the construction would match the “sandstone collegiate Gothic style” of other UW central buildings.