23 February 2010

Texas State Moves Forward with $50M Student Housing Project

Austin Business Journal

The Texas State University System Regents moved ahead with planning a 612-bed, $50 million student housing project late last week.

The group approved adding the project to the San Marcos campus' capital improvement program with an expected ground breaking date this fall. Regents will vote on design plans during its May meeting. If the project moves ahead as planned, it would open sometime in 2013.

The "North Campus Housing" project would total about 189,450 square feet on the corner of Comanche Street and Sessom Drive.

Other projects approved during the meetings Feb 18-19 include: Academic Services Building North ($985,000), Department of Housing and Residential Life Office Building ($15.8 million), Mitte Clean Room renovation ($1.1 million), Lampasas Hall renovation ($1.7 million), Multipurpose Educational Facility site and infrastructure improvements project ($2.2 million) and a rescue house and climbing tower for the Advance Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training program ($950,000).

The San Marcos location of the eight-campus school system currently has about $633 million worth of Texas apartments construction slated to take place in the coming years. The school added 2,500 students last semester and now enrolls about 30,800. The university system was founded in 1911.

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