A graphic rendering of a residence hall planned for the Texas State campus in 2013. Texas State graphic.
Meeting in San Marcos this week, the Texas State University System Regents approved $79 million in facilities for the San Marcos campus.
The most costly is a 612-bed residence hall to be located at the corner of Comanche Street and Sessoms Street. The 189,450-square-foot facility is priced at $50 million.
By placing the residence hall on the system’s capital improvements program, the regents may have paved the way for construction to begin in the fall of 2010. The residence hall is expected to open in 2013.
Other projects added to the capital improvements program include the Academic Services Building North renovation ($985,000), The Department of Housing and Residential Life Office Building ($15.8 million), The Mitte Clean Room renovation ($1.1 million), the Lampasas Hall renovation ($1.7 million), the Multipurpose Educational Facility site and infrastructure improvements project ($2.2 million) and a rescue house and climbing tower for the Advance Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) program ($950,000).
The Texas State University System is the oldest multi-campus system in Texas. Its eight institutions include Texas State, Sam Houston State University, Sul Ross State University, Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College, Lamar Institute of Technology, Lamar State College-Orange and Lamar State College-Port Arthur.Email | Print