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FAMU's new student housing facility helps transform southside of campus

Housing project finished on time and under budget
Posted at 6:42 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 18:42:47-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida A&M students have a new state of the art living and learning space.

The FAMU towers are included in phase one of the Main Street corridor project that will transform the south side of campus.

It adds 138 new rooms and 720 beds.

This project came in not only on time but also under budget.

The towers also put FAMU in a better position to finance future projects.

"We actually financed all of our previous house debt at that lower value," said FAMU President, Dr. Larry Robinson. "At the time it was about $125 million deal when you look at the construction cost of this building and the refinancing of existing debt. It cleared out some money for us to be able to apply those dollars to some of our renovation needs for other facilities on campus."

The FAMU towers opened to 215 students in August.

This semester every room is a single to follow social distancing guidelines.