West Village to Debut with Fall Semester
Tech in 60 Seconds: West Village
The fall semester will see the opening of a new multipurpose facility featuring dining options, meeting space, School of Music classrooms, and offices to West Campus.
The West Village Dining Commons is nestled among West Campus residence halls at the corner of McMillan and Eighth Streets. It features a Starbucks, Panera Bread, and new concepts from Dining Services.
The concepts include grilled fare from across the Americas at Farmhouse, Italian cuisine at Olive, and a trip from the Mediterranean to the Far East at Spice Trail. For those with food sensitivities, allergies, or who prefer a prepared meal, Simple Servings will offer a safe and wholesome dining option. Finally, Local Chef will bring a taste of Atlanta with guest chefs and specialty items from area restaurants.
Adjacent to the Dining Commons are seven small group rooms that will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for students and student organizations. In addition, the Ensemble Meeting Room and Unplugged Reading Room will be available to the campus community for reservation beginning Aug. 21 at space.gatech.edu.
For the musically inclined, the music annex holds four classrooms for School of Music instruction, an outdoor performance space, recording studio, and faculty offices.
Other highlights of the West Village include outdoor terraces with sweeping views of the Midtown skyline, outdoor fire pits and water features, indoor lounge space, and an innovative recycling and composting program aimed at diverting 75 percent of the building’s waste from landfills.
There will be visitor parking available on top of the Curran Deck. Parking in those spaces will be complimentary for Georgia Tech permit holders from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays, subject to availability. Outside of those hours, parking fees are $1/hour fee from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., and $3 flat fee after 5 p.m. and on weekends.
West Village will be serviced by campus transit, with the Blue Stinger, Red Stinger, and Midnight Rambler all making stops at the northern entrance to the building on their routes.
A grand opening event will take place Thursday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a ribbon-cutting at 11:30 a.m., as well as food samples, games, and other festivities.