CCU to kick off construction of new student housing project Thursday

vgrooms@thesunnews.comJanuary 21, 2014 

Coastal Carolina University will break ground Thursday for a new student housing complex, a project aimed at growing the university to 12,500 students, according to information from CCU.

The ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the site of the complex, which is located behind the HTC Center.

The $85 million complex is being built to house first-year students, and construction will take place on a three-year, multiphase schedule. The complex will have 1,270 beds in four residence halls, which will be arranged in “communities” of four suites grouped around a common social space. Each building will have a wing with a large lounge, laundry, multipurpose room, resident director office and apartment, workroom and recycling center, and a large green space will be developed with two existing ponds and mature oak and maple trees.

The buildings also will be designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards.

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