UAH to develop 58-acre Executive Plaza

The university is looking for a master developer

A rendering of what Executive Plaza will look like after the project is completed.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is looking for a master developer to collaborate on its master plan for the 58-acre Executive Plaza.

The goal is to create a multi-use district establishing a signature college-town experience, which will help the university recruit and retain students, faculty and staff. The project also aims to bolster UAH’s research position.

“The Executive Plaza property presents UAH with a unique opportunity to provide more amenities for our students, faculty and staff. Huntsville is growing and our university must adapt to the needs of future students,” said Charles Karr, UAH president.

The university has partnered with Rieth Jones Advisors and PFM Financial Advisors to guide it through the process, but is looking for a development firm to collaborate on the project.

The planned mixed-use development will include student housing, a UAH-anchored research building, build-to-suit commercial office space and retail/entertainment options. All stages of the project are subject to approval by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees.

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This is the second development seeking to modernize the UAH campus. The Raymond J. Jones Engineering Building will begin construction later this year, pending approval of the UA System board.

UAH has eight colleges, more than 100 areas of study and 17 high-tech research centers. It also is a Carnegie R1 top-tier research university.

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