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Hoar Construction Breaks Ground on Student Housing Complex

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Hoar Construction has broken ground on Centennial Lofts, a new student housing complex near the campus of Georgia Tech in downtown Atlanta. The project, being developed by Capstone Collegiate Communities, features two towers, one seven stories and one 12 stories, and will add 750 new beds to help offset increasing enrollment at the university.

This project comes on the heels of Hoar completing Inspire on 22nd, an 18-story student housing high rise on the West Campus of the University of Texas in Austin. Inspire on 22nd includes 129 fully furnished units, private bathrooms and a washer/dryer in every unit. Amenities include a rooftop resort style pool, Car-to-Go Rideshare, entertainment room, state-of-the-art fitness center and multiples floors of amenity space.

Centennial Lofts is located across the street from Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium and will bring new life to a site which has sat vacant since 2011, after the implosion of a former senior living facility. The new student housing will feature 239 apartments, boasting a living and kitchen space as well as private bathrooms.

“We’ve just completed Inspire on 22nd on the west campus of the University of Texas, and we’re excited to start this second project with our partner Capstone Collegiate Communities,” said Tom Underwood, director of operations for Hoar Construction’s Atlanta Office. “We’ve been working together for several months to get the project to this point, and now we will all begin to see the results of that hard work.”

Each tower features its own set of amenities: a pool deck, club house, saunas, and fitness center located in the 12-story tower, and a lounge, study space, and courtyard-on-grade in the 7-story tower.

Hoar spent nearly two years in preconstruction, working through permitting and budgeting with Capstone, Georgia Tech, the City of Atlanta, and design-build partner Niles Bolton & Associates.

“Throughout preconstruction, we worked diligently with the owner and design team to provide continuous pricing feedback and ensure that when it was time for construction, our team would be ready to hit the ground running,” said Mark Winters, vice president of preconstruction at Hoar.

Centennial Lofts is expected to be complete in time for the fall 2021 semester.

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