Freshmen at ASU Polytechnic in Mesa will get a new place to live and dine in 2012. Groundbreaking on a $13.4 million residence hall and 20,000-square-foot dining facility will be 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. The 318-bed facility will be located north of the Student Union in Lot 13 on Texas Mall between Amulet and Avery streets.
Both facilities, part of a public/private partnership between ASU and Inland American Communities, will open for the fall 2012 semester. Inland American Communities will fund construction of the residence hall. It will be three stories, 84,657 square feet, with two 150-bed, three-story residence wings and a landscaped central courtyard.
Each wing will have three student activity lounges, one on each floor, for pool, gaming, table tennis, etc. In addition, each floor of each wing will have a laundry area and two quiet study rooms.
The total cost for the dining facility is $10.1 million. No state or tuition revenue is being used to fund the residence hall or dining facility.