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New high rise planned for Northgate

A new development is coming near the Northgate Parking Garage.
Published: Apr. 7, 2021 at 11:39 AM CDT
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - A new high rise planned to be built in Northgate that will impact some of the parking there.

The University Lutheran Student Center and Chapel will be torn down to make way for a new high rise, with the Lutheran Center going on the ground floor. The new building will be 19 stories tall and just under 200 feet, the tallest in College Station.

City staff say some of the on street parking will be removed because of the new development. This is in the area along Louise Avenue near College Main.

City staff say the removed parking will improve fire access requirements.

The new building will include a small market and student apartments.

“It’s 298 units and that equates to around 800 total residents at any given time. On the ground floor though the Lutherans will be an occupant,” said David Pierce, Principal for Parallel, the developer.

The Lutheran Center’s last service in their current building will be May 2. They’ve had a ministry presence since 1965. Demolition is expected to start in May with construction taking two years.

Parallel has also done a similar project for the Lutheran student center at the University of Texas West Campus.

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