Those same parties also spoke to the need for an on-campus event space. The hockey team currently plays its home games at Von Braun Center about four miles from campus in downtown Huntsville.UAH’s President, Robert Altenkirch, says if you look at the campus, it’s easy to see that they need a town center. “If you look at the boundaries of UAH, to the south is 565. To the east is a residential community. To the west is Research Park, and to the north is an eight lane U.S. highway. there are no amentities surrounding the campus,” said Altenkirch.
- A pedestrian bridge over Sparkman Drive that would connect the core campus to the new development.
- Housing that would serve 2,000 students.
- 170,000 square feet of commercial retail.
- A 165,000 square feet multi-purpose facility that would be used for athletics, performance arts, and community events.
- 3.5 acres of parks and open spaces.