On-campus

Auburn-University

Auburn, Ala. — Auburn University has broken ground on a $63 million residence hall project along Haley Concourse on the university’s campus in Alabama. The 371-bed community will house first-year students upon completion, which is scheduled for summer 2026. The 125,651-square-foot development will feature amenities including multipurpose communal spaces and kitchens, group study rooms, laundry facilities on every floor and bike storage. The community will also be home to housing department offices and a storm shelter. The development team for the project, which is targeting LEED certification, includes Niles Bolton …

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UT-RISE

Knoxville, Tenn. — A public-private partnership between the University of Tennessee and RISE: A Real Estate Co. has broken ground on two residence halls expected to open on the university’s Knoxville campus in fall 2025. The two communities will add approximately 1,950 beds to the university’s housing inventory, which currently totals 8,500 beds. The first development will be located at the intersection of Andy Holt Avenue and 20th Street and will offer 788 beds throughout a seven-story building. The second, two-building residence hall will offer 1,166 beds between Caledonia and …

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Syracuse

Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse University has announced plans to develop two new residence halls after a comprehensive three-year housing review. The first community will be developed at 700 Ostrom Ave. and will offer 450 beds upon completion. An undisclosed architect has been selected for the project with construction expected to begin this year. Further details on the development were not disclosed. The university congruently announced plans to demolish Marion Hall, Kimmel Hall and an existing dining enter on the corner of Comstock and Waverly avenues to make way for a …

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UCSB-San-Benito

Santa Barbara, Calif. — The University of California (UC) Santa Barbara has announced plans to develop new residence halls offering a total of 3,500 beds through 2029. The first phase of the two-part project will include a 2,250-bed development dubbed San Benito. The project will be developed on a five-acre site between Mesa Road and Stadium Road, which formerly housed offices for the university’s facilities management, transportation and parking services. The community will include a number of multi-story buildings offering mostly four-bedroom apartments with a mix of some single- and …

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Florida-Poly-Development

Lakeland, Fla. — Construction is underway on a 430-bed residence hall project located at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland. The community is being developed through a public-private partnership with Capstone Development Partners. A topping out ceremony for the project was held on Feb. 13. The 137,000-square-foot development will offer one-, two- and four-bedroom units, alongside shared amenities including lounge and study space, a large multi-purpose room, offices and an interior courtyard. The five-story project is expected for delivery in fall 2024. The $42 million development is being financed through tax-exempt …

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Annex-Memphis

Memphis, Tenn. — A public-private partnership between The Annex Group and the University of Memphis has announced plans to develop a 540-bed residence hall on the university’s campus in Tennessee. The community will offer a mix of studio, two- and four-bedroom units alongside 300 parking spaces. The property will target occupation by student athletes. Shared amenities will include study space, social gathering areas, outdoor living space and grab-and-go dining options. The community will be part of the university’s Park Avenue Campus development, which will include Tiger Park, an academic and …

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Miss-State-Res-Hall

Starkville, Miss. — Mississippi State University has announced plans for an $80 million residence hall development on its campus in Starkville. The five-story community will span 155,000 square feet and offer 400 beds. The development is also set to include a dining hall, offices, a storm shelter and shared amenity spaces. The development team for the project includes Roy Anderson Corp. and Wier Boerner Allin Architecture. Construction is expected to begin in February with completion scheduled for spring 2025. 

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UCR

Riverside, Calif. — McCarthy Building Cos. has broken ground on the $285 million North District Phase II student housing development at University of California, Riverside (UCR). The intersegmental projects, one of the first of its kind in California, will house students from UCR and Riverside Community College District (RCCD). The 424,000-square-foot project will feature 429 single- and double-occupancy apartment-style units ranging from one to four bedrooms complete with kitchen/living room spaces, high-speed Wi-Fi, air conditioning and designated study areas. Additionally, the community will feature a café/market, recreation fields and a central …

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Michigan-Tech-University-Rozsa

Houghton, Mich. — A public-private partnership between RISE: A Real Estate Co. and Michigan Technological University has announced plans to develop East Hall on the university’s campus in Houghton. The 516-bed project will be located at the university’s east entrance and will be targeting LEED Silver certification upon completion. The residence hall will offer semi-private suites in single- and double-occupancy configurations with bathrooms in each unit. Shared amenities will include study areas, community lounges, a gaming room, laundry services at no additional cost, communal kitchens on each floor, a fitness …

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ACC-UMich

Ann Arbor, Mich. — American Campus Communities (ACC) is underway on the development of a $631 million student housing project at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Plans call for a new residential community with five residence halls totaling 2,300 beds and a 900-seat dining facility, the largest of its kind among academic institutions, according to ACC. The university engaged ACC in a public-private partnership to lead the development of the project, which is situated on Central Campus between East Hoover Avenue and Hill Street. RAMSA is serving as …

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