Commerce, Texas—EdR, a Memphis-based specialist in development and management of collegiate housing, has started work on an on-campus community at Texas A&M University-Commerce in Commerce, Texas. The property is in Hunt County, which is northeast of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.
The development is scheduled for completion in summer 2017, in time of occupancy during the 2017-18 academic year. When completed, the university will manage the 490-bed community.
The property will be a freshman-only residence hall. It will provide private study rooms, several communal areas, laundry facilities (with smartphone app monitoring capabilities) and Internet and Wi-Fi throughout the building.
Alicia Currin, Texas A&M-Commerce’s vice president of business development, said the residence hall is an example of A&M-Commerce’s “commitment to strategically add to the residential experience. It will include space intended to foster a sense of community and encourage student development.”
Founded in 1889, Texas A&M University-Commerce is comprised of five colleges awarding degrees in 100 fields of study. Its enrollment has grown nearly 31 percent over the last decade, upping the demand for on-campus housing.