Jonesboro, Ark. — Arkansas State University, in a public-private partnership with Zimmer Development Co., is set to begin construction on two new on-campus residential complexes.
The project will include a 350-bed undergraduate facility on the east side of the Arkansas State campus, and a 165-bed complex primarily for graduate students on the west side of campus.
The undergraduate housing will feature four-bed apartments that are approximately 33 percent larger than the university’s current offerings. The graduate complex will offer one- and two-bedroom units. Both complexes will feature nine-foot ceilings, a washer and dryer in each unit, walk-in closets and bed to bath parity.
Construction is expected to begin after spring semester with completion scheduled for the fall 2017 school year.
The 35-year land lease with Zimmer Development Co. is the first of its kind for Arkansas State University, which owns and maintains the current inventory of 3,200 beds. The ASU System Board of Trustees approved the 35-year land lease with Zimmer Development on Feb. 26.