Brandon Avenue Master Plan

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The Brandon Avenue Master Plan guides development of on-going construction at the University of Virginia to build a new section of Grounds. [1] [2]

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Planning Details

Brandon Avenue would become a "green street"

The plans would include a new 300-bed dormitory and a new student health center. They have been developed by the firm Perkins + Will.

The concept calls for Brandon Avenue to have its traffic lanes separated by green-space for aesthetic reasons and to improve stormwater management.

The 277-bed Bice House dormitory would remain at the southern end of Brandon Avenue and the 300-bed structure would be built next door.

Existing apartment buildings would be removed to construct the new 75,000-square-foot student health center.

Another phase of the plan calls for a future 200-bed building to be constructed across from the student health center.

The final phase of development would include 150,000 square feet of buildings for mixed-uses, including academic space. One of several buildings would be placed on the former site of the student health center. [1]

Construction details

Bond House is a new 307-bed six-story dormitory that opened in August 2019. The ground floor contains academic and student spaces. A second student residence is planned nearby.

The new Student Health and Wellness Center is expected to be completed in 2020. [2]

Design for a second residence hall was approved by the Buildings and Grounds Committee of the UVa Board of Visitors on March 5, 2020. The 350-bed is for upper-class students and will include a dining hall and gathering spaces. [3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. UVa advances plans for Brandon Avenue area, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, September 25, 2016, retrieved November 21, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. The Future of Grounds in Eight Projects, Caroline Newman, News Article, UVA Today, November 22, 2019, retrieved November 23, 2019.
  3. Web. UVa panel approves design for Brandon Avenue dorm, Staff reports, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, March 6, 2020, retrieved March 8, 2020. Print. March 7, 2020 page A2.

External Links

Presentation of plan on UVA Architect's website