Fairmont, W.Va. — Fairmont State University has begun construction on its newest student housing project, University Terrace.
The three-building facility will include 345 beds, more than double the capacity of the current property, College Park Apartments, which the university purchased in 2002.
The estimated cost to construct and equip the housing is $30 million. The project is expected to open fall 2016.
University Terrace will include single apartments with kitchens, double apartments with kitchens, quads with kitchens and semi-suites with a shared bath. A glassed common area will connect buildings 1 and 2, and building 3 will be freestanding. All rooms will be furnished by Fairmont State.
The project design team of University Terrace includes McKinley & Associates, AECOM and Triad Engineering Inc. Massaro Corp. of Pittsburgh is the general contractor for the project.