TAMU-CC University Center expansion underwayTAMU-CC University Center expansion underwayhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=63642013-09-12T13:08:00Z2013-09-12T00:00:00Z

CORPUS CHRISTI - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has broken ground on a multimillion dollar expansion project to the school's University Center. The 35,000-sf expansion will total $27.5 million.

The expansion will include lounge area, ballroom and even a convenience store. The addition will also double the existing kitchen and dining areas. The project is planned to be complete by summer 2015.

The University Center expansion is part of a new master plan for the future expansion in coming years. The growth of student enrollment is leading the need for the major expansion.

The Master Planners predict that by fall 2020, more than 18,000 students will be enrolled; by 2025, 22,000 students will be enrolled.

The plan makes room on the Island Campus for 39 new buildings and four new parking garages. Many of these new buildings will be used for research, as the University plans to triple its research expenditures as it strives to obtain “emerging research status.”

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