Business Journal: Sac State To Build More Housing

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
on-campus housing may be the key to attract more recent high school graduates and retain them longer at the university, while increasing revenue and easing the housing crunch. Only 1,100 students, or about 4 percent of the university’s 28,000-member student body, currently live on campus. Now, university officials want to triple on-campus housing to accommodate 3,600 students. The first phase starts with a new apartment-style building that should be completed in time for the start of school in fall 2009. About five teams will compete to design and build the estimated $50 million building. The university board of trustees is expected to choose a design by May. The new building will be financed by state revenue bonds…