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Board of Regents Approve Project for New Housing at TAMUCC

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

The Texas A&M Board of Regents approved a project to further expand housing for their students at TAMUCC.

The new project was approved Friday, and so far, officials are excited.

The University will lease approximately 3.6 acres to the Camden Property Trust, a Texas real estate environment trust to build additional on-campus housing. The project will be located near the Island Hall, and will include four buildings with 300 additional beds.

Campus officials said they are in dire need of these new dorms.

"We could have filled that 150 this year," said Don Albrecht, vice president of Student Engagement and Success. "We had a long waiting listed. We are really excited they are going to provide this for us."

The project will be built in two phases over two years. The first phase will include two buildings and a parking lot that will be ready for the fall of 2013 semester. The second phase will include two more buildings that will be completed by fall of 2014.

Currently, the campus has the space for about 14-percent of its student population. They hope that by 2014, all freshman will be required to stay on campus.

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