Utah Tech University in St. George is tearing down Nisson Towers, its oldest residence hall, to make room for the third phase of its Campus View Suites student housing.
St. George News reports that the additional housing will enable the university to accommodate a growing demand for student residential space. According to the university’s strategic plan, student enrollment is predicted to increase from 12,556 students this year to 16,000 students by 2025.
The Campus View Suites III building has a budget of about $65 million, with around $55 million allocated to the construction. It is being funded through a bond that will be paid back using the rent from its future residents.
The layout will be similar to the previous Campus View Suites.
Campus View Suites III are planned to be completed in June 2024. The existing Campus View Suites buildings were successfully finished by their target dates and allowed a sufficient transition time for students coming to the school.