EdR Begins Construction on $67M MS Student Housing

College View, situated on 34 acres on the Mississippi State University campus, will include 1,600 beds and retail space.

Rendering of College View
Rendering of College View

Following a pre-development approval from the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning back in August, EdR has started construction for the first phase of College View, a 1,600-bed student housing community on the campus of Mississippi State University. According to The Reflector, the multi-phased development will cost approximately $67 million.

Located on approximately 34 acres, at the former Aiken Village site across from Highway 12, College View is set to include a mix of studios, one-, two- and four-bedroom units. Phase one of the project will include:

  • 656 residential beds
  • 46,000 square feet of retail and commercial space
  • recreational amenities
  • outdoor entertainment zone
  • 7,000-square-foot day care center
  • parking spaces

EdR will finance, build and manage the College View development by using a 40-year lease of university land with a 10-year renewal option. Mississippi State will receive a part of revenue from the development. The first phase of the project is scheduled to be completed by fall of 2019.

“We have consistently seen that new on-campus housing developed by EdR helps our partner universities to increase enrollment, improve retention and generate a stronger sense of community and engagement with the campus,” EdR’s CEO Randy Churchey, said in prepared remarks.

Rendering courtesy of EdR