Student Housing, High-Rise, Multi-family Apartments, 649 Beds, 3701 Elgin between McDonalds and Scott St.
A non-descript church was built on the lot in 1994.
Do we have a lack of student housing? Certainly not many less expensive off campus options within walking or biking distance. Not sure how much less expensive this would be vs on campus or how much nicer.
The threshold we need is 25% of students living on campus then we’re a true residential campus.Plus we’re a big school with 47k so 25% of our students on campus can equal close to half the pop. of many true residential campuses. We’re getting closer all the time.The univ of Mississippi only has 23k or so for ex. as of 2019. We just need to make sure these on campus students attend bb and fb so long term, we’re getting better all the time, thanks to RK.
Just drove by today and saw the construction. Parking garage is well under way. Not a ton of space, hence why this will be 16 stories and will sky over the softball field.
Exciting news to be adding more beds and students on campus as well as cleaning up that area for the current students already living next door.
I was driving by and noticed the sign. I had been curious to what was being done to that area. I wondered how much could go in a small area so I looked it up and found the article along with a previous thread on Fans.
It’s great news and really will help to continue reshaping Eligin
Looks like the two adjacent vacant lots will be used for surface parking.
There seems to be a couple houses still squeezing into the areas between the two housing projects. Any chance UH is able to take that property over in the next year