Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Begins Second Phase of Construction on Momentum Village Housing

Published: July 06, 2016

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Begins Second Phase of Construction on Momentum Village Housing

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi community gathered today (Wednesday, July 6) to celebrate the groundbreaking of Momentum Village Phase II on the Momentum Campus off Ennis Joslin Road. Following the ceremony, tours of Momentum Village were provided to those in attendance. 

“These upper-class students are able to live near many centers of activity, research and learning on both our Island and Momentum Campuses,” said Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President and CEO of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. “As we move closer to our goal of becoming an emerging research institution, we are excited to create the infrastructure for the type of campus our high-caliber students and faculty are proud to call home.”

The new housing, which will feature townhome and apartment-style living, will offer 560 additional beds, bringing the total number of residents in the entire complex to 1,042 students. Phase II is anticipated to consist of two, four-story “L” shaped apartment buildings, which will create a central amenity courtyard, and three, three-story stand-alone townhome buildings. In addition, shared amenities will include a 3,800 square-foot community center with a community kitchen, study rooms/areas, a game room and student lounge area, a sand volleyball court, shaded cabanas, outdoor patios and seating, a mailroom and more. American Campus Communities is the developer for the $35 million project, which is scheduled for completion by fall 2017.

For convenience, students living at Momentum Village are able to catch the Momentum Shuttle bus shuttle that operates exclusively between Momentum Campus and the Island Campus.  Students will also have access to the Wave Shuttle which includes local shopping destinations.

The Momentum Phase II construction is the latest addition to the University’s Momentum Campus.  In addition, Momentum Campus includes the first phase of Momentum Village student housing, the Dugan Family Soccer and Track Stadium, the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center and recreational sports fields.

The Island University is preparing for continued increases in student enrollment. The University’s official 2015 fall student enrollment was 11,693 students, up from 11,256 in fall 2014.

With the addition of these new buildings, the Island University will have 2,832 total units for students, which includes housing on both the Island and Momentum Campuses.