UAB plans 1,200 new parking spaces + student organization building

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has several campus projects in the works, including a new student organization assembly building and a parking deck on the northern end of campus. Keep reading for all of the details.

UAB Student Organization Assembly Building

According to the Birmingham Business Journal, UAB is moving forward with design and construction of a new student organization assembly building. The building—which is meant as a designated campus space for student organizations—is projected to cost around $4.5 million.

Once complete, the one-story building will be located on the Northwest corner of 11th Avenue South and 14th Street and will include:

  • Outdoor gathering spaces
  • Large assembly room, capable of hosting 280 students
  • 4 small assembly rooms
  • Offices + administrative spaces
  • Kitchen space
  • And more!

UAB Parking Deck

UAB campus
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In addition to the new student organization building, UAB is considering building a new parking deck on the northern side of campus. As UAB’s personnel has grown—now over 23,500 employees + 22,500 students—the need for parking has skyrocketed.

As reported by the Birmingham Business Journal, UAB’s proposed parking deck will cost $32 million and will be located on the northern perimeter of the UAB Academic District. With either six or seven floors and 405,000 square feet, the parking deck will have roughly 1,200 parking spaces.

The proposed parking deck will be located in the footprint of the former Cooper Green Deck, a three-story public parking deck located adjacent to Cooper Green Hospital in Birmingham. The Cooper Green Deck was demolished earlier this year to make way for Cooper Green’s new clinical services facility.

Keep Your Eye on These Additional UAB Projects

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State leaders, UAB officials and donors break ground on the Altec Styslinger Genomic Medicine and Data Sciences Building. (UAB / Lexi Coon)

These aren’t UAB’s only exciting developments in The Magic City! In addition to the assembly building and parking deck, UAB is currently working on:

Excited to see these developments moving forward in Birmingham? Follow us @bhamnow to stay up to date on the latest news in The Magic City!

Nathan Watson
Nathan Watson

Senior Content Producer with Bham Now | Originally from Tennessee, Nathan moved to The Magic City after graduating from Birmingham-Southern College. Nathan is passionate about recognizing Birmingham's history and is thrilled to learn more about the big things planned for The Magic City's future.

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