As part of a $57 million plan to upgrade UGA residence halls, a new residence hall will be built on the Reed Quad. It will replace Payne Hall, which will be converted to non-residential use.
At its June meeting the regents approved negotiations with three firms that want to build the residence hall, which will house approximately 175 students. In addition to replacing rooms from Payne Hall, the new residence hall will offer space lost when renovations begin at Mary Lyndon Hall and Rutherford Hall.
Construction for the new residence hall is scheduled to begin next spring, and renovations to Mary Lyndon and Rutherford Halls are scheduled to begin next summer. Both the construction and renovation are slated to be finished by August 2008.