University of Tennessee students working on ideas for Charleston Town Center

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) Students from the University of Tennessee will be making some weekend visits to our region next school year.

Ten architect senior students will be working to dream up a future for the Charleston Town Center.

While they will not be considering cost, they will be putting together a plan to find what the Town Center could potentially become in the future.

The Charleston Urban Renewal Authority agreed to pay $6,000 for the students to stay in town. The total trip for the students will cost $12,000.

Ron Butlin, executive director of CURA, says that they are not sure what to expect.

"We're hoping to get some young creative minds that are in the architectural business in the industry. They're obviously interested in it, and we don't know what we're going to get, but we hope to get a couple of ideas that may be implementable. We just don't know."

The students will make three weekend trips to Charleston before sharing their ideas with CURA.

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