The Catholic St. Thomas Aquinas Church is planning a 164,000 sq. ft. faith-based residence Hall for Perdue University students that could break ground next spring.
Although the six-floor, 330-bed project is still in its planning phase, the church has a running list of the amenities and services planned in the residence, the West Lafayette Journal & Courier reports.
The church is working with Indianapolis-based developer Browning Investments, the same group that’s partnering with the Purdue Research Foundation on a $1.2 billion development of the campus’ west end.
Features outlined in a project outline include:
- A variety of room layout options for all levels of residents, including 11 single units;
- nine-month leases for fully furnished units with all utilities included;
- in-house dining services (including numerous “grab and go” meal opportunities) available throughout the day with both indoor and outdoor seating options;
- secure resident access to the outdoor green roof deck on the second floor;
- a chapel designed to offer an opportunity for more intimate sacramental services, group and individual reflection and prayer;
- a courtyard/outdoor plaza available to residents, members of the parish and the entire Purdue community for a variety of functions, including weddings, celebrations, camps and other events; and
- A subterranean parking level with 102 parking spaces.