KSU Breaks Ground On $26 Million Student Housing Addition

by Katie Sloan

Kennesaw, Ga. — Newest phase of University Place helps meet growing demand for on-campus housing.

Kennesaw, Ga. — Kennesaw State University (KSU) broke ground last week on a $26 million addition to its portfolio of on-campus student housing. The new structure, scheduled to open in August 2012, marks the 10-year anniversary of KSU as a residential campus. The 207,500-square-foot apartment complex will add 451 beds to the adjacent University Place, a 700-bed development for upperclassmen, which opened in 2002. Each 1,282-square-foot apartment will feature four bedrooms with private bathrooms, a shared kitchen and living room, washer and dryer, balcony, and wifi. The new four-story structures also will be equipped with elevators. The six-acre, garden-style complex will consist of three residential buildings, a large multipurpose room and outdoor amphitheater. It also features parking and green space as well as a promenade connecting to Kennesaw State University Road. Once the addition is complete, the university will offer almost 3,500 beds. With the additional beds, nearly 15 percent of KSU’s 24,100 students will live on campus.

The new facility, designed by HADP Architecture, will be developed by University Housing Services and built by Hardin Construction. The project is being financed by the KSU Foundation through bonds issued by the Development Authority of Cobb County. KSU Residence Life offers four communities: University Place, University Village, University Village Suites and KSU Place.

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