The 96-unit dormitory, with 276 beds, will go up at the cornerof Louis J. Rodriguez Drive and Midwestern Parkway. "This will be avery nice improvement to the campus. Midwestern is a very heavilytraveled street," says Jack Seay, senior development manager forthe Irving, TX-based niche company.

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Brad Parker, Collegiate's development manager, says thethree-story building, with two- and four-bedroom units, will takeone year to build. Dallas-based Hensley Lamkin Rachel Inc. ofDallas is the architect; with Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers,also from Dallas, as the civil engineer.

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The university's newest on-campus dorm, which has yet to benamed, will be a C-shaped design with a courtyard that connects toa new recreation center. In the coming weeks, Collegiate's crewwill raze a single-story athletic department building to make wayfor the new dorm.

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Given the design and building's amenity package, Parker says itmost likely will be reserved for upper classman. Interior perksinclude full-size kitchens, with appliances, furnished living roomsand bedrooms, cable TV and high-speed Internet access, features inkeeping with on-campus development trends all across thenation.

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"Our market study for this facility is very favorable," Seaytells GlobeSt.com. "A lot of students want to stay on campus. Ourstudies show more demand than what we're building."

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The 1,100-student university has 1,075 beds in five residencehalls and one apartment complex, Collegiate's first project on thecampus. The 96-unit Sunwatcher Village is 336-bed, garden-stylecomplex that delivered in July 2003. And, it opened to a fullhouse, Collegiate's team says.

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