SDSU will break ground on student housing and retail plaza

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego State University will break ground Wednesday  on its $143 million South Campus Plaza, a mixed-use student housing and retail project set to open next fall.

The finished project on the former Plaza Linda Verde site at the intersection of Campanile Drive and Hardy Avenue, just south of the SDSU Transit Center, will house more than 600 students and retail outlets that will serve students and campus-adjacent residents, according to SDSU.

The South Campus Plaza’s residence halls will feature double-occupancy student rooms, along with apartments for residential education staff and visitors, according to the university. The building will also include study areas, lounges, a community kitchen, a mail room, bicycle storage and a laundry room.

Plans for the retail component include a community market, restaurants and other shops. Negotiations with future tenants are underway, according to the university.

The project will be constructed in two phases, beginning with two residential buildings, above ground-floor retail and an adjacent parking structure.

No proposed date was provided for the start of phase two, which will be located on the east side of College Avenue.

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