The Virginia Tech Foundation acquired nearly 4 acres along Turner, Gilbert and Barger streets, which was divided into three parcels. Construction on the nearly $60 million project, formerly referred to as the Turner Street Project, began in 2012 and finished in 2013. Through an agreement between Virginia Tech and the Virginia Tech Foundation, in association with local developer Bob Pack, two of the parcels were used for the mixed-use office and retail building and the parking garage. The third parcel will allow for future growth for the university.
The North End Center is home to 10 Virginia Tech administrative departments.
Built in 2012-13 through an agreement between Virginia Tech and the Virginia Tech Foundation, in association with Bob Pack, a local developer, the site includes a 141,000-gross-square-feet building of mixed-use office and retail space and an 800-space parking garage.
The first floor of North End Center is leased for retail and restaurant space. The university leases the remaining floors from the Virginia Tech Foundation. That space includes the following:
- Controller's office
- Office of Sponsored Programs
- Department of Human Resources
- Office of Summer and Winter Sessions
- Office of Capital Assets and Financial Management
- Internal Audit Department
- Procurement Department
- Office of Research Compliance
- Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance
- College of Science
The North End Parking Garage, also leased from the foundation, provides parking for the building tenants and visitors, university faculty and staff, and visitors to the Center for the Arts.
Building Number: 618A
Originally Built: 2013