Island University Planning Second Phase for Housing at Momentum Campus

| Published: April 28, 2016

Island University Planning Second Phase for Housing at Momentum Campus

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents on Wednesday granted Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President Flavius Killebrew authority to negotiate and execute a lease for the second phase of housing on the Momentum Campus at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi to support increasing student enrollment.  The 9.5 acre project, scheduled to open in August 2017, is just south of Momentum Village and will house 560 students in two, four-story buildings and three, three-story town home-style buildings. American Campus Communities will be the developer for the project. />

Enrollment has increased 21 percent over the past five years, including a 19 percent growth in freshmen and sophomores since 2011. The Island University currently has 2,272 units of student housing and those numbers are on the rise.

“I am pleased with the Board of Regents approval of the property lease to expand our Momentum Campus,” said Killebrew, President and CEO of A&M-Corpus Christi.  “This expansion aligns with our goal to achieve an enrollment of 15,000 students by 2020.”

Demand for housing continues to exceed availability, especially for undergraduate students from outside of the Coastal Bend area, said Dr. Don Albrecht, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Vice President for Student Engagement & Success. “We are excited to see the enrollment growing as our academic reputation and focus on research expands,” he said. “This newest phase of housing at Momentum Village will help us meet the demand for on-campus housing and provide our students with an outstanding and engaging learning environment.”<

Momentum Village, located at Ennis Joslin Road and Nile Drive, opened in August 2015 and is fully occupied with 482 students, mostly in four bedroom-four bath combinations.  It is part of the University’s Momentum Campus that includes the Dugan Family Soccer and Track Stadium, the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center and recreational sports fields.

The University provides students living at Momentum Village with free shuttle service to the main campus throughout the day.