Reprint from Construction Forum St. Louis
The newest off-campus student housing development to serve Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIUE) is emerging from the ground. General contractor Contegra Construction Co. broke ground on the student housing project called The Reserve in November 2017. The completion is slated for the summer of 2019. The 486-bed housing complex is being developed by Cleveland-based Richland Residential and will be comprised of nine buildings hosting two-bedroom, three-bedroom and four-bedroom units.
Located on a 15-acre site, The Reserve will provide additional housing options to meet growing demands for off-campus living in close proximity to SIUE. It is located at the New Poag Road entry to the campus.
The wood frame construction will be clad with brick and siding. Apartment units will feature full kitchens, washers and dryers and ample living spaces.
The development will feature a clubhouse with a number of amenities, including a workout room, study area, lounge/gaming room and leasing offices. Adjacent to the club house will be a pool and separate bath house
Based in Edwardsville, Ill., Contegra is one of the St. Louis area’s largest general contractors and serves a national customer base that includes industrial, institutional, municipal, multi-family, office and retail projects. Its capabilities include building developer- and owner-driven projects and site development.