Skip to main content
Intellect

BYU proposes student housing complex on 800 North

Brigham Young University has proposed to Provo City the building of a five-story student village that would contain 141 apartments on 800 North between 400 and 500 East.

Administrative Vice President Brad Farnsworth said these units would be built as replacement facilities while BYU renovates or replaces Heritage Halls and Deseret Towers.

He said the proposed plan calls for four buildings, which could house 754 single students in two- and three-bedroom apartments. The five-story complex would include a parking garage and minimal university services such as a copy center, a BYU Bookstore annex or an extension of BYU Dining Services on the ground level. It would be buit around a central, grass commons area.

Additionally, the university is proposing planting trees in the median of 800 North next to the complex to add to the beauty of the area and to slow traffic.

"It is important to remember that this is a proposed plan," said BYU spokesperson Carri Jenkins. "It has not been approved by the Board of Trustees. We have received approval from the board to go to this point, to seek feedback from the city and the neighborhoods."

BYU planners, who have been working on a 10-year master-housing plan, have worked with Architectural Nexus, the firm that helped the university renovate the Helaman Halls apartments and served as the architect for Wyview Park apartments.

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

Your internet-connected home devices could be compromising your security. BYU computer engineers have a solution

May 29, 2024
It seems like just about every new household device connects to the internet these days. Thermostat? Check. Doorbell? Yup. Washer and Dryer? In 2024, of course. Even pet feeders connect to WiFi now to be controlled by an app. But all is not well because many of these devices can pose security risks to home networks.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

Forum: Great temples of learning on temple hill

May 21, 2024
Just as temple worship fortifies us to accomplish spiritual tasks, the academic “temples” of BYU campus give us light and power to serve others through knowledge, taught BYU plant and wildlife sciences professor Rick Jellen in the Distinguished Faculty Lecture at Tuesday’s forum.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

Q&A with President Reese on “dare to be different”

May 16, 2024
In this Q&A series with President Reese, he shares more about the seven initiatives he shared in his 2023 inaugural response and how they apply to BYU employees
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=