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Texas A&M University announced plans for a new hotel and conference center located next to Kyle Field in the fall of 2015. Cain Parking Garage, the first phase of the project, opened in October 2016. The new buildings will open in September 2018.

The idea for a hotel and conference center has been a conversation for several years, says Phillip Ray, vice chancellor of business affairs of the Texas A&M University Systems. As a rapidly growing institution, Texas A&M did not have the space to host the increased number of national and regional conferences it is pursuing, so the chancellor at the time put together a plan to build the conference center on campus, he says. From there, the chancellor and Ray discussed a public-private partnership to cover the cost of the project. The hotel was added to the plan to help pay off the cost of the project over time, and the parking garage satisfied the need for more...

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Park West is the biggest student housing project under development in the country. Located within 47 acres on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, the project will encompass 15 buildings, 2.2 million sf and 3,406 beds. Nearly 1,000 construction workers have been this jobsite daily, and another 100-plus offsite designers, managers and engineers have worked on this project, whose developer, Servitas, with its design-builder and joint-venture partner Weitz Company, have pumped $300 million into the local and state economy.

Last August, Weitz delivered the first 144 beds at Park West, a year ahead of the project’s August 2017 completion date. “On a project of this size, having beds open early can be a tremendous asset,” Michael Short, Servitas’ COO, explains to BD+C. “It starts to set the culture for what it will feel like to live at Park West, and builds awareness and interest...

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The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents have taken the next step towards developing land north of Kyle Field.

Vice Chancellor Phillip Ray told WTAW News after Thursday’s meeting that the regents vote gives the chancellor the authority to approve multiple ground leases at his discretion upon finalization of the respective negotiations. Negotiations remain ongoing.

Ray says the overall development concept remains fundamentally unchanged from what was outlined in the formal RFP solicitation back in October 2014.

11 acres bordered by Wellborn Road, Joe Routt Boulevard, Gene Stallings Boulevard, and Old Main would be turned into a 150 bed hotel, 20,000 square foot conference center, a parking garage holding 1,000 vehicles, and demolishing Cain Hall to build a new student services building.

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Texas A&M University’s Transportation Services formally opened Cain Parking Garage Monday (Oct. 10), offering more than 1,400 additional parking spaces near the Memorial Student Center (MSC) and Kyle Field.

“This is a great facility and we are pleased to have it open and ready to serve the parking needs of the Texas A&M community,” said Associate Vice President Peter Lange, Transportation Services. “This state-of-the-art facility showcases some of the latest in parking technology that we expect will deliver the ultimate parking experience to our customers.”

Cain Garage, which includes more than 500,000 square feet of floor space, has five parking levels, including rooftop parking for use by visitors and permit holders, as well as for fans on game days.

The exterior of the facility is designed to complement the surrounding campus infrastructure, including the MSC, which is...

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With approximately 100 members of the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) community in attendance, Claremont’s Architectural Commission unanimously approved KGI’s campus housing project during the group’s meeting on Wednesday night in the City Council Chamber.

When the city officials announced the approval, plenty of applause came from the audience filled with teal-clad KGI supporters.

“I support this project for many reasons,” Architectural Commission Chair James Manifold said, “but there is no bigger reason than the fact that this project signifies KGI is a success.”

After the city planner introduced the project, KGI President Sheldon Schuster spoke in front of the commissioners.

During the time for public comments, four KGI students took turns speaking in support of the project. That group included KGI Student Government President Vilma Huerta alongside Jonathon Le, Jeff Che, and Nyssa...

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