During a season of new off-campus housing debuts in flashy new buildings across Midtown and downtown, Georgia Tech has confirmed its plans to go old school soon.

The North Avenue institution unveiled imagery today for its first on-campus housing project since 2005, when the 153-bed Tenth and Home complex opened along 10th Street to accommodate growing family-student and graduate enrollment.

According to school officials, the new residence hall will include roughly 860 beds, rising from a site on the western edge of campus along Northside Drive between Eighth and Ninth streets.

Today that property, situated just south of The Interlock project’s second phase, is home to surface parking and little else.

The site in question on Georgia Tech campus' western edge, just south of The Interlock project's second phase. Google Maps

All rooms in the 191,000-square-foot building will be made for double-occupancy, with group kitchens, community lounges, and collaborative learning spaces featured elsewhere, according to the school. (No mention of podcast rooms or rooftop, infinity-edge pools, however.)

The residence hall is geared toward accommodating Georgia Tech’s first-year enrollment growth over the next decade, while also housing students relocated during planned renovations to existing on-campus residential buildings. The construction schedule calls for opening the building in August 2026, officials said this week.

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved the $117 million proposal in February.

Lord Aeck Sargent; via Georgia Tech

Looking north at the Northside Drive site, at right, as seen in January. Google Maps

The new Northside Drive residential facility is considered an important piece of goals put forward in Georgia Tech’s emerging Comprehensive Campus Plan.

“We’re excited about being able to further accommodate our first-year students and paving the way for important improvements on our aging residential inventory,” Kasey Helton, associate vice president for Campus Services, said when the project was approved in February, “while maintaining affordability and offering a compelling and supportive residential experience.”


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