By Samuel Leal | The Republic
Construction has begun on Arizona State University’s Downtown Residence Hall and Entrepreneurship Center, the university’s largest downtown Phoenix development project to date.
As ASU’s downtown student population has exploded, housing opportunities have not kept up.
According to the most recent data available, there were 11,584 students attending the downtown campus in 2018, and a single downtown dorm.
The new dorm will be situated on a 0.82-acre plot on the southwest corner of Fillmore Street and First Avenue. At 284,000 gross square feet, it will have 16 floors. Thirteen will be dedicated to student housing, with an estimated 530 students slated to live there.
The project will cost approximately $118 million.