New dorms to be built on Boca, Jupiter campuses

The total project cost is $78.5 million.

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New dorms to be built on Boca, Jupiter campuses

FAU has created digitally rendered images of what they expect the new dorms to look like, with the Jupiter facility pictured above. Photo courtesy of FAU

FAU has created digitally rendered images of what they expect the new dorms to look like, with the Jupiter facility pictured above. Photo courtesy of FAU

FAU has created digitally rendered images of what they expect the new dorms to look like, with the Jupiter facility pictured above. Photo courtesy of FAU

FAU has created digitally rendered images of what they expect the new dorms to look like, with the Jupiter facility pictured above. Photo courtesy of FAU

Hope Dean, News Editor

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FAU will soon be spending $78.5 million to build two new dormitories — one on the Boca campus and the other on the Jupiter campus.

The construction projects were approved during the March 27 Florida State University System’s Board of Governors meeting. About $54 million will be put aside for the Boca facility and $15 million will go toward the Jupiter facility, with the rest of the money going toward dorm furniture and other expenses, according to the proposal.

The Boca dorm will be replacing Algonquin Hall, which is to be demolished this summer. Construction is expected to be finished in fall 2021. The new building will have:

  • 7 stories
  • 616 beds
  • Suite-style dorms with single and double rooms
  • Separate instead of community showers
  • Multiple community kitchens, laundry rooms, and study rooms

Construction on the Jupiter facility begins in spring 2020 and is expected to end in summer 2021, according to FAU. The new building will have:

  • 3 stories
  • 165 beds
  • Suite-style dorms with single rooms
  • A kitchenette in each unit, and a community kitchen on each floor
  • A fitness center on the first floor
  • A 124-space parking lot for the residents of the building.

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Hope Dean is the news editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet her @hope_m_dean.