University of Tennessee’s much-needed dorms move ahead, with one big change to the plan

One planned residence hall is being swapped for another as the University of Tennessee at Knoxville finalizes its first public-private development agreement to make it easier and faster to build enough housing to keep up with enrollment growth.

The agreement to build two residence halls with private funds and management is set to be approved by the UT Board of Trustees Oct. 13.

The entities likely will build a third residence hall together. But, in a significant change from earlier versions of the agreement, the university has scrapped plans for that residence hall to be built next to Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

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