University Club building to be torn down for new Virginia Tech living-learning space

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) A nearly 90 year old building at Virginia Tech is coming down to make room for new construction.

Plans were finalized Friday for the Virginia Tech Foundation to purchase the University Club building from the organization for nearly 1.4 million dollars.

The land will be cleared for a residential hall space for living-learning communities in the university's new Creativity and Innovation District.

"It would involve new buildings, new spaces and leveraging spaces in buildings that already exist for example the Moss Arts Center, Squires Student Center," said Mark Owczarski, the assistant vice president of university relations at Virginia Tech.

The club first made an agreement with the university to construct the building in 1929. There's no demolition date set.