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UNT set to have first stand-alone dining facility by 2020

UNT set to have first stand-alone dining facility by 2020

The parking lot behind Kerr Hall is currently under construction for a new residence hall. Kelsey Shoemaker

UNT set to have first stand-alone dining facility by 2020
November 17
19:25 2017

UNT will have its first stand-alone dining hall on the corner of Maple Street and Avenue A by 2020, with construction set to begin in August 2018. The plans were revealed at a UNT Board of Regents meeting Thursday.

The approximately 36,000 square foot dining facility will be able to hold 700 people, as well as have a 2,700 square foot retail dining concept. The dining hall will aim to provide a modern dining experience and increase the accessibility of freshly prepared foods.

The new dining hall is set to replace the existing Kerr Hall dining facility.

The vice chancellor for facilities planning and construction, James Maguire, gave a brief presentation highlighting what is currently known about the project.

“The dining hall just had its kick-off meeting [Wednesday] for the design process,” Maguire said. “The planned completion date is toward the end of 2019.”

The new dining facility is part of the Maple and Avenue A-Precinct Plan.

“The master plan calls for intensive development of this area for housing and student life,” Maguire said. “Three projects are on the boards and just getting underway in terms of construction.”

The three projects include a new 500-bed residence hall which will define the southern edge of campus and Gateway at the corner of Avenue A and Eagle Drive, the visitor’s center and the new dining facility.

Featured Image: The parking lot behind Kerr Hall is currently under construction for a new residence hall. File.

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Sean Riedel

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Sean Riedel was the news editor at the North Texas Daily from August 2018 to May 2019, and previously served as a staff writer from June 2017 to August 2018.

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