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South Campus Plaza Construction Begins This Month At SDSU

Construction of a new mixed-use student housing and retail project on the cam...

Credit: San Diego State University

Above: Construction of a new mixed-use student housing and retail project on the campus of San Diego State University will begin June 2014.

Things are going to be looking up on the south side of the San Diego State campus as construction is set to begin on a multi-story, mixed-used student housing and retail project.

The $143 million project will be between Hardy Avenue and Montezuma Road. Preliminary work on the site — currently home to temporary classrooms — begins in June. Major construction will start in September.

The complex eventually will be home to 600 SDSU students and consist of 225,000 square feet of residential and retail space. An additional 122,000 square feet will be used for a 340-space parking structure.

According to a statement from SDSU:

“Upon completion, the residence halls will offer double-occupancy student rooms and apartments for residential education staff and visiting scholars. The buildings also will feature student learning spaces, multipurpose rooms, faculty offices, study areas, lounges and a community kitchen. Student amenities in the building will include a mail room, bicycle storage, laundry room and trash chutes.

The retail component of the first phase of South Campus Plaza will include a community market store, restaurants and other retail shops. Negotiations with future tenants are ongoing. Sundt Construction, Inc., is the design-build contractor. The project was designed by architecture firms MVEI and SGPA. Construction is estimated to be complete by fall 2016.”

South Campus Plaza will be LEED Silver certified, and will incorporate a number of measures to reduce water use.

Funded by systemwide revenue bonds, no state funds, tuition or fees are being used to pay for construction.

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