Funding approved for HUGE UAB Capital Projects

UAB will be the recipient of $130M in bond value to fund significant capital improvements as approved by The University of Alabama System board of trustees.

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Included are plans are to purchase The Double Tree Hotel and its parking lot, undergo significant renovations, and rename it UAB Double Tree.  Other significant projects include:

  • New academic building for the Collat School of Business
  • New building for Arts and Sciences
  • Covered practice stadium
  • Renovations for the  School of Nursing
  • New football operations building
  • Covered practice field.
  • New police headquarters
  • New perimeter parking lot (YAY!)
  • Utility system upgrades
  • New intramural fields
  • Improvements to McCallum Basic Health Sciences Education and Research building
  • Renovations of the Center for Nuclear Imaging Research
  • Street improvements and beautification

“We have had a lot of exciting enhancement to the campus over the last year. We have exciting plans going forward,” UAB President Ray Watts told The Tuscaloosa News.