Jacksonville State University to lease motel for student housing

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Housing for some Jackson State students will be a little less on-campus this academic year, as the university’s enrollment growth has left officials looking down the road for more student housing space.

The Travelodge, located at 390 Greymont Ave., will be leased to offset the housing shortage, a move approved Monday afternoon by the state College Board.

Under the approved terms, the university will lease the entire 120-room property, and “all common areas including the fitness/exercise facility and parking” will be under contract with JSU for nine months, costing the school more than $800,000.

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