Hickory Construction has been selected to complete construction on two residential houses in the new Sorority Village being developed by the University of Tennessee. Construction was halted on the Phi Mu and Alpha Omicron Pi houses when the previous contractor could not fulfill the projects. Now, with a letter of intent to take over construction, Hickory is reviewing the status of the projects and awaiting inspection reports to get them finished.
Located at the corner of Kingston Pike and Neyland Drive in Knoxville, the Sorority Village consists of 13 residences and one non-resident building on a 21-acre site. The 12,000 sq. ft. Phi Mu house will house about 41 students when completed. Slightly larger, the Alpha Omicron Pi house is 17,500 sq. ft., and has room for 55 beds. Both sorority buildings will include living space, bedrooms, bathrooms, meeting rooms, and kitchen/dining areas.