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There are several ncw construction projects on Main Campus.

Construction is under way on the six-level East Parking Garage near the Main Building. The building will have 1,200 parking spots, a visitor center, gift shop, alumni association office and offices for communications personnel. It will feature LED lighting and motion activated lighting, and will be set up for vehicle charging stations. Plans call for the $30 million garage to be completed by summer 2012. It is just one of several construction projects that are addressing critical space needs.

The two-story North Paseo Building, located between the McKinney Humanities Building and the North Parking Garage, will provide 76,000 gross square feet of space. It will house offices for library technical services and research staff, ROTC and vice provosts. The $15.25 million structure is scheduled to be completed by September.

On the West Campus, construction continues on the Sculpture and Ceramics Graduate Studio Building, expected to be completed by this summer. The 13,000-square-foot facility will include a welding and metals workshop along with classrooms.

And construction will begin this summer on a 618-bed residence hall, as yet unnamed, near the softball field. The four-story building, UTSA's first inside-entry housing facility, is being built at a cost of $40 million and should be completed by summer 2013.

Finally, the design process is under way for Phase 1 of the athletics complex at Park West. Phase 1 will include soccer and track facilities, utilities, roads and parking. Later phases of the development will add baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, multipurpose practice fields and an athletics administration building. The projected cost of $22 million for Phase 1 is being funded by bond money approved by Bexar County and City of San Antonio voters.


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