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110916feature_spartanvillageUNCG continues to expand its presence on West Gate City Boulevard with Spartan Village Student Housing Phase II, a new $50.9 million mixed-use project featuring two residence halls and 26,000 square feet of retail space.

Spartan Village, which opened in 2013 with four Student Housing Phase I residence halls, was developed in response to the university’s need to provide more on-campus housing for the growing student population. When Phase II opens next fall, approximately 1,200 students will live in Spartan Village, which is adjacent to the new Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness.

The two new residence halls – with space for 330 beds – will offer two-bedroom apartments with one or two bathrooms.

“These buildings are designed for upperclassmen and graduate students with an emphasis on privacy and independence,” said Timothy Johnson, director of Housing & Residence Life. “The retail component of Phase II will serve not only UNCG students, but also the Glenwood neighborhood and greater Greensboro community.”

Retail space will be located on the ground level of both buildings. Confirmed retailers for Phase II include:

  • A grocery store concept by the owners of Bestway Grocery
  • Pita Delite
  • An Asian/Mexican fusion street food concept
  • Homeslice Pizza and Subs
  • The Den, a new diner concept by Denny’s
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe
  • Recycles Bike Shop
  • Art Loft

The grocery store and restaurants will accept UNCG Dining FLEX dollars, and many of the retailers will be open late and deliver to campus. The new retail space will also provide employment opportunities for students and members of the Glenwood neighborhood.

“The amount of retail in this residential community is unique,” said Jorge Quintal, associate vice chancellor for facilities. “This is the long-awaited mixed-use component of Spartan Village.”

Additionally, Phase II will provide a critical link between the Kaplan Center and the Phase I residence halls. Pedestrian walkways will connect all residence halls to the Kaplan Center and the signalized crosswalk on West Gate City Boulevard, which leads students to the UNCG Pedestrian Underpass. The underpass connects Spartan Village, the Kaplan Center and the UNCG Police Station with the rest of campus.

“This project is so important because it provides additional on-campus housing, a ‘town center’ along West Gate City Boulevard for the campus and the community, and increased pedestrian and bicycle connectivity for our students,” Quintal said. “We’re excited about the ways that Phase II will transform this area of campus.”

By Alyssa Bedrosian

Rendering provided by Little Diversified

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