UNM is working with American Campus Communities in a public private partnership to put together a strategic housing plan for the central campus. The Lobo Development Corporation Board of Directors has approved the Strategic Housing Plan framework document that summarizes the proposed process for modernizing UNM's residential communities and evolving the on-campus housing market to benefit students and the University.  To view the plan visit: Strategic Housing Plan.

This plan focuses on the development of new first- and second-year housing products on UNM's central campus. The development program delivers more than 3,000 beds (approximately 2,200 new and 800 replacement beds) in two-to-three phases.

The Strategic Housing plan has identified four key objectives that will shape the Central Campus student housing. Component II's new student housing should:

  • Improve the quality of UNM's student housing communities through:

  • Modernizing the product for current and future student needs

  • Introducing a multi-tiered unit product cycle

  • Incorporating living-learning features that facilitate academic achievement and improve graduation rates

  • Create phasing scenarios that bring new communities online with minimal disruption to UNM's existing housing capacity and revenue

  • Increase UNM's on-campus undergraduate residency rates

  • Incorporate recreation, dining and parking facilities that serve both the residential communities and the larger campus community

The plan is now scheduled for review and action at the Finance and Facilities Committee of the UNM Board of Regents (BOR) meeting on Dec. 9, 2010.

If the plan is approved on Dec. 9 by the Board of Regents F&F Committee, it will be presented to the UNM BOR at their regular meeting on Dec. 14, 2010.

Preliminary information about Phase 1 of the proposed dorms will be available in early January and is expected to be presented to regents at their meeting on Jan. 11, 2011.

Media contact: Karen Wentworth (505) 277-5627; e-mail: kwent2@unm.edu