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New north Stockton Campus residence construction gets underway

new residence hall construction on north Stockton Campus

Construction will soon begin on the new four-story, 381-bed residence hall on the north Stockton Campus.

Feb 26, 2016
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Ground preparation has already begun to set the stage for a new four-story residence hall north of the Calaveras River on the Stockton Campus. It is the first new residential construction project at Pacific since Monagan and Chan Family halls were completed in 2002.

The 381-bed complex will eventually result in approximately 200 more beds, as the long-term plan calls for reducing the number of beds in some of the older existing housing facilities. It is part of a multi-phase master plan to enhance, renovate and repurpose student housing at University of the Pacific.

"This new facility highlights the new normal for housing at Pacific," said Torry Brouillard-Bruce, executive director of residential life and housing. "In addition to providing a comfortable living space, the rest of the building will include amenities and spaces to support student success, socially and academically."

The new facility will provide contemporary apartment-style housing with gathering spaces and other indoor and outdoor amenities for students. These include a larger communal kitchen, community spaces to help connect and engage students, and study spaces to support the academic needs of students. It will be geared to upper division students, as well as graduate and professional students.

This new home for students will be located in the vicinity of the Hal Nelson Tennis Courts, between the Theta Chi fraternity house and the Support Services building, and will slightly extend into the adjacent recreation field. It is anticipated to open in fall 2017. New tennis courts are currently being constructed on the new site of the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center, which is scheduled to open later this month. In the interim, home tennis games are being held at various locations in Stockton.

The university has partnered on the project with Birmingham, Alabama-based Capstone Development Partners, known for building student housing to support the student experience. The project is part of a trend in college housing in which colleges work with private partners to build student housing to meet the needs of students, while freeing up capital for other projects. Capstone will develop and finance the project through a land lease arrangement now being finalized with the university. Mogavero Architects of Sacramento is the design firm and Sundt Construction of Sacramento, an experienced builder of student housing, will be the contractor.

"I am excited for this new partnership and the ability it creates for Residential Life and Housing to continue to support the residential campus experience and the mission of the University," said Brouillard-Bruce.  

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