Austin Peay State University will break ground next week for a new residence hall complex.
A brief ceremony will be at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2 in the gravel lot off of Marion Street near where the new $25.5 million complex will be built. The 416-bed facility will replace three existing residence halls on the APSU main campus: Cross, Killebrew and Rawlins, which now house a total of 392 students.
The public is invited to attend the ground breaking.
The complex will feature two identical buildings joined by a common lobby and other common spaces at an “elbow,” said Lane Lyle, architect with Lyle-Cook-Martin Architects in Clarksville.
The ground floor of the new residence hall will include public or common spaces, lounges, meeting and game rooms, a convenience store and coffee bar, a copy center and a laundry area.
“The unique quality of this residence hall is the aspect of building in common spaces with study lounges and kitchens in each ‘pod’ of the building,” Mills said. “These shared spaces were designed to get students more connected with APSU, which will result in a more quality living experience and will be a positive contributor for student retention and success.”
Students should be able to live in the new complex beginning Fall 2011.