The project is being funded through Tuition Revenue Bonds (TRB).
House Bill 100 - relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education
(1) The University of North Texas System, $56 million for renovation of college of law buildings
(2) The University of North Texas, $70 million for construction and renovation of college of visual arts and design facilities
(3) The University of North Texas at Dallas, $60 million for construction of a library and student success center
(4) The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, $80 million for construction of an interdisciplinary research building
The new art building will be an extension of the current art building, extending over the space where Lot 50 was located. Therefore, it will still be located at the corner of Welch and Mulberry streets.
The new building will be a four-story, 128,354 square-foot addition to the current art building. Features to be incorporated into the new addition include a multi-purpose courtyard with landscaping and seating, a rooftop dye garden, a new art gallery with study space, and a total of 181 classrooms and teaching areas.
The projected time of completion for the construction is set for Fall 2018.
Faculty and staff with a current F/S permit may purchase a Highland Street Garage permit for an additional $180 that will be valid through the end of Summer 2017. Zipcar, a car sharing service, and Parkmobile, a pay-by-the-hour service for non-permit holders, are also available. An online tracking system will be implemented in Spring 2017 that will enable users to see shuttle locations and arrival times. Read more from Transportation Services, Director Geary Robinson, on the ways UNT is accomodating growth.