Construction Powered Through Winter Break
News from the Houstonian (Jan. 14) on what happened over the winter break, construction-wise:
There have been plans in the works of new buildings and projects for some time now, some of which are currently under construction and others which will begin in the next few semesters.
Currently, construction has begun on a parking lot which will be located on the south side of campus, by Avenues I and J. This project began in the middle of the fall 2014 semester and is estimated to be finished by the end of this semester.
Roughly $4.5 million in funding are being used in order to construct the lot which will have approximately 400 parking spaces.
There are plans of another parking lot to be constructed across from the University Hotel in between Bowers Blvd. and an existing parking lot. Construction on this addition will begin in the summer and is estimated to add 100 more parking spots on campus.
The new parking site has been prepped for the next step which will be the installation of a water containment system due to the local construction code.
A space immediately north of this parking lot is being left undeveloped and will be used for the new residence hall for which construction will begin in the summer.
In addition, a parking garage is in its beginning phases of being considered, but a location has not been decided yet.