ames-Opus_ISUstudenthousing_rendering (2) The 6-story project will help the city of Ames, IA fulfill its Campustown Revitalization plan.

AMES, IA—From 2004 to 2014, developers constructed no new student housing in this major university town. But ever since, Ames has seen a host of new communities geared toward Iowa State University’s rapidly expanding student population.

EdR, one of the nation’s largest developers, owners and managers of collegiate housing, recently started construction on a new community within walking distance of the campus in a joint venture with developer River Caddis Development. Opus Design Build, LLC is the design-builder and Opus AE Group, LLC is the architect and structural engineer of record for the 320,000-square-foot mixed-use development.

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Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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