Tech's regents today authorized campus planners to move forward with a plan to build a new 500-bed, suite-style residence hall to address a growing housing shortage.
The university's governing board agreed to a $450,000 contract with an outside firm to outline a more detailed plan for the residence hall, which is slated for a site on the corner of Boston Avenue and 19th Street -- where a soccer field sits today.
Regents on the facilities committee approved the early-stage study for the building. The full board is expected to give its final approval of the contract when it reconvenes Friday.
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