Planning for First ‘Next Gen’ Projects Gets Underway

UConn trustees have approved the start of planning for several building projects anticipated under Next Generation Connecticut, the first steps in the wide-ranging initiative to greatly expand the University’s strength in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math).

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Two new residence halls at Storrs, a state-of-the-art research complex, and student housing at Stamford are being considered among the first capital projects launched under Next Gen, which the General Assembly approved in its 2013 legislative session.

The UConn Board of Trustees authorized budgets in November to start the planning work for the research complex and new residence halls in Storrs, and the University is collecting ideas from developers and property owners through Jan. 17 on ways to provide housing for up to 400 students near UConn Stamford.

University officials are also actively planning for the relocation of the Greater Hartford campus from its current site in West Hartford to a downtown Hartford location, which they say will create and strengthen synergies between UConn and the many public and private entities nearby

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