New Residential District Construction Underway

The November 20 edition of the Houstonian discusses the new $70 Million residential district recently begun on the south side of campus:
SHSU began construction last week on the newly acquired property south of campus. It’s planned to hold new parking lots and on-campus housing that will balance the campus residential population with the north side of campus.

The residence halls are planned to accommodate approximately 670 residents, Denise Neu, director of facilities planning and construction, said.

Texas State University System Board of Regents records say the resident halls will have space for 335 beds.

The new district will also include a 400-spot parking lot for on-campus and commuter students, a dining hall and new pedestrian and automobile infrastructure.

At the Board of Regents meeting on Nov. 8, the system approved the $70 million budget for the project. Neu said that the current demolition construction is costing $472,000.

TSUS documents show that getting water and power from the West Physical Plant to the facility will cost $6.35 million. Neu also said that the resident halls will cost $51.42 million and the parking lots will cost $3.46 million.

The parking lot is planned for completion in spring 2015 and the residence halls in fall 2016.

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