Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to step into the future. Yesterday afternoon, the University of Kentucky announced that they would be accepting bids to contract the work on the new Wildcat Coal Lodge, set to open in the spring of 2012 in the parking lot next to the current lodge. The announcement also included a sketch of the new basketball dorm (above) and some details as to what will be included.
The facility will be 20,910 square feet and will house 32 students, including the entire men’s basketball team. The plans include a basement, three living floors and a small roof/penthouse area. The main floor will house the dining room, a commons area and a few bedrooms. The second and third floors will be consist almost completely of housing, while the basement is primarily storage, but includes a media room and laundry. Just like every other $8 million dorm on campus. Maybe not Haggin Hall nice, but in the same neighborhood.