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University of Georgia’s Office of University Architects has announced unofficially via its active projects portal that a new first-year dormitory will be built on the corner of Cloverhurst Avenue and Baxter Street replacing the current gravel lot on the site of the former Bolton Dining Hall.
Following the completion of the new Bolton Dining Hall that commenced construction in 2013, the former building was razed and has sat dormant as a gravel parking lot for University of Georgia students since. However, following the renovations of Russell Hall in 2017 and Brumby Hall that completed in August of this year, the university has redirected its focus towards creating a new building for incoming students.
The project is estimated to cost $49,870,000 and is planned to be constructed and ready for students in the fall of 2022. Turner Construction has been selected as the contractor and the design professional for the project is Beck/RAMSA. Referred to as “Building 2264,” the development would offer housing for 525 members of the campus community including students, RAs, and onsite staff.
Additional details are scarce. The renderings seem to show a six-story building mirroring the infamous red-brick aesthetic of the university with more contemporary furnishings. The building’s exact address has not been provided but is approximately 340 Baxter Street. What Now Atlanta has reached out to the Office of University Architects for comment.