The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts approved preliminary plans for the university’s Athletic Training Facility during its monthly meeting Thursday.

According to the commission’s secretary, Thomas Luebke, the board approved the building’s location, overall shape and intended use as well as its architectural relationship to surrounding buildings.

The two-story, 125,000-square-foot building is slated to be built adjacent to McDonough Arena. Its ground floor will house practice space, office suites and locker rooms for the men’s and women’s basketball teams, while the lower level will provide a weight room, training room, equipment room, team meeting space and additional locker rooms for other student athletes.

The commission also provided comments regarding further development of the design and discussed, but did not vote on, plans for the exterior of the facility.

“What was not on the table today was an approval of the outside … architecture of the building,”Luebke said.

The university must now incorporate the commission’s suggestions into current plans. Revisions must be submitted to the Old Georgetown Board, an advisory commission that reviews projects on behalf of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.

Plans for the ATF were approved by the OGB when they were put before the board last week for the third time.

Initial designs for the building were approved by the D.C. Zoning Commission during the 2000 Campus Plan process and by the OGB in 2006, but the project had to be resubmitted after being put on hiatus during the 2008 financial crisis.

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