The University of North Texas in Denton will move forward with plans to expand and renovate the campus University Union. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the project today, according to a news release.
Construction is expected to begin in June. The project is expected to be completed in June 2015.
The expansion and renovation of the University Union will more than double the amount of student organization space provided in the current union, and will provide double the space for student lounges and art galleries.
The new union also will provide more food service and entertainment space, auditorium and meeting space, a larger bookstore, state-of-the-art technology and sustainable design.
Students approved a fee increase last spring to help fund the project.