UTC eyes 600-bed student dorm; early plan calls for demolition of State Office Building

photo The State of Tennessee Chattanooga State Office Building is located in downtown Chattanooga on McCallie Avenue.

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UTC ENROLLMENT• 2012 - 11,660• 2011 - 11,438• 2010 - 10, 781• 2009 - 10,526• 2008- 9,807• 2007- 9,558Source: UTC

photo Proposed 600-bed UTC dorm

With a couple hundred UTC students living at the Chattanooga Choo Choo because of a shortage of campus housing, university officials are eyeing construction of a 600-bed dormitory on the site of the nearby Chattanooga State Office Building.

"We think we could fill 600 beds right now," said UTC Chancellor Dr. Steve Angle, adding he'd like to see the new dorms up and running for fall 2016.

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