NJCU to Break Ground on Student Residence Hall in Partnership with AUDG

by Scott Reid

Jersey City, N.J. — New Jersey City University (NJCU) will break ground this week on a 425-bed student residence hall, the first project in a $400 million construction plan for facilities and buildings on NJCU’s West Campus.

The building, which is scheduled to open in September 2016, will more than double the current housing available to students, providing opportunities to enrich campus life and enable more students to experience living in Jersey City.

The residence hall is the first university building at NJCU to be constructed as a P3 project, a public-private partnership, bringing together Ambling University Development Group (AUDG) with NJCU, as well as the NJCU Foundation.

AUDG will act as a single source partner to develop, design, finance, construct and operate the fully self-supporting asset for NJCU.

The four-story residence hall will be situated on NJCU property adjacent to 209 West Side Avenue and will feature all suite-style units, each with living area, kitchenette and private bathrooms. The community will include a central point of access with adjacent reception area, individual living-learning communities and extensive common areas to encourage resident engagement and activity.

Amenities include a resident lounge, community kitchen, game room, SMART laundry and vending centers, multi-purpose classroom, music practice rooms, outdoor courtyard with open green space, cardio fitness center and a comprehensive Wi-Fi system.

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