Hicks has been awarded Phase I of UTA College Park.
The development includes campus residence halls wrapped around an 1,800-vehicle parking garage with street-level retail and office suites south of UTA Boulevard, between Pecan and Center streets. College Park also will include a new campus Welcome Center, a satellite campus police station and - in response to rising demand for on-campus housing - 81 new apartment units.
The project marks the largest partnership to date between The University of Texas at Arlington and the city of Arlington. The city has committed up to $18 million toward the parking structure, which will serve visitors to UT Arlington's 6,500-seat Special Events Center under construction immediately south of the College Park site as well as visitors to other downtown venues.
The events center, scheduled to open in late 2011, will be home to UT Arlington basketball and volleyball, but also the site of community events such as concerts and high school commencement ceremonies. College Park is expected to open in summer 2012.
Wed, January 12, 2011
by Amy Green