UTC joins downtown resurgence with its own building boomlet

Staff Photo by Dan Henry / The Chattanooga Times Free Press- 2/8/16. Construction continues on the Douglas Heights apartment complex off of M.L.King Blvd. on Monday, February 8, 2016.


Among projects recently completed, ongoing or on track for funding both on and just off the UTC campus:› West Campus housing: 600 beds, $80 million› New library: $48 million› Douglas Heights: 691 beds, $40 million› Lupton Library renovation: $35.9 million› Vue at 5th: 64 apartments, $7 million› Vine and Houston: 68 apartments, $5 million› Fleetwood Building: 30 units, more than $3.5 million› 324 Vine: 15 units, $2 millionSource: UTC, projects, news archives

For years, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was seen as too disconnected from the renaissance that's taken hold in the central city.

But today, UTC and the area around it are experiencing a building boomlet in new construction, including an array of apartments which are adding more than 1,300 beds with more on the drawing board.