UNCG: Despite Fire, 3 Spartan Village Buildings To Open On Time

1:48 PM, Mar 25, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC - Three of the four apartment buildings at UNCG's Spartan Village will be ready to open August 1 despite a fire on March 14.

Mike Byers, associate chancellor at UNCG, said they expect the vacant building that had the fire to open during the fall 2013 semester - December at the latest. While the school doesn't plan to look for tenants right away, they are hopeful that the building's shell will be completed when they occupy the other three buildings.

Read: Greensboro Firefighters Battle 4-Alarm Apartment Fire Near UNCG

Byers said UNCG has not yet been cleared to remove the debris and resume work on the building. A longer than expected delay could change plans for completion.

No information has been released about the cause of the fire. Greensboro Fire Department said in a news release last week that the investigation would begin Monday, March 25.

Each building is estimated to house about 200 residents.

March 14, firefighters responded to a four-alarm fire at the vacant Spartan Village apartment buildings on West Lee Street. No injuries were reported, but 17 students living in a nearby building were evacuated as a precaution. UNCG students were on spring break at the time of the fire.

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