on Oct 10, 2019
UNCG set to break ground on new millennial campus
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) announced plans to break ground on its long awaited millennial campus by 2020. The first two buildings to be added to the campus will be a new visual and performing arts center and a research building for UNCG’s health and human sciences faculty. Construction is scheduled to start in 2020 and 2021, respectively.
The full millennial campus extension will create a 73-acre mixed-use innovation district that will serve the university’s growing student body and the surrounding community. It will also allow UNCG to expand its tech programs, including a new master’s degree program in informatics and analytics, as well as attract new economic opportunities from private sector partnerships.
This announcement come three years after the institution was granted permission in 2017 to build a “millennial campus”. The North Carolina-specific designation allows for public financing of university-related research parks in the state’s public institutions as well as private-sector partnerships on university-owned land.
Since 2018, HR&A Partner Bob Geolas and the University and Innovation District team has worked with UNCG to create a roadmap that developed programming, visioning, and governance strategies to unify various properties along the university and city edge and to support economic growth in Greensboro and the surrounding region. These recommendations directly resulted in the approved plan that is now underway.
Read the Greensboro article: UNCG’s first two millennial campus projects will be built along Gate City Boulevard
Check out HR&A’s additional university work in North Carolina: Research Triangle Park