CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The community of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi celebrated the groundbreaking of new student housing on its Momentum Campus on Monday.
“I am excited for the fast-paced growth our campus will see in the coming year,” said Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President and CEO of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. “Momentum Village is one of a handful of construction projects on this campus that is helping to enrich the learning experience of our nearly 11,000 students. The timing could not be better as preliminary numbers show we may once again break records with the size of our freshman class.”
The three-building housing complex, called Momentum Village, for upperclassmen students, will offer fully furnished rooms for 482 students, mostly in four bedroom-four bath combinations.
The four-story housing on seven acres will feature townhome and apartment-style living complete with study rooms, a pool and fitness center. Students living at Momentum Village may catch the Wave bus shuttle which will operate exclusively between Momentum Campus and the Island Campus.
Momentum Village is the latest addition at the University’s Momentum Campus, off Ennis Joslin Road. Momentum Campus also includes the Dugan Family Soccer and Track Stadium, the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center, and recreational sports fields. Road construction is currently ongoing to complete Islander Way and the underlying infrastructure needed to continue to fully develop the site.
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American Campus Communities is the developer for the $26 million project, which is scheduled for completion by July 2015.
The Island University is preparing for continued increases in student enrollment. Enrollment has increased 22 percent over the last five years. Since 2011, freshmen enrollment has increased 20 percent. The University’s official 2013 fall student enrollment is nearly 11,000 students.
With the addition of this housing complex, the Island University will have 2,272 units of on-campus housing for students. This includes two additional residence halls on the Island Campus that will open in August.