INDIANAPOLIS (December 8, 2023) – The Annex Group®, a leading impact housing developer that creates affordable, workforce, student and market-rate housing communities, announces today it has been selected to develop a new student housing community for the University of Memphis.
The new community will feature 540 beds within studio, two-bedroom and four-bedroom units, and be part of the Park Avenue Campus, which is also the future site of Tiger Park, the integrated academic and athletic facilities complex the University of Memphis has in the works. The community is being built to house both university students and student athletes.
“The University of Memphis is doing what innovative universities must do to remain appealing to students – making decisions about campus design that truly reflect what students and student athletes desire out of the college experience,” said Kyle Bach, CEO of The Annex Group. “With meaningful amenities and a location that will be ideal for student athletes looking to live and train in close proximity, we are confident this community will enhance the Park Avenue Campus.”
The new community is being designed with today’s college students in mind and will feature study spaces, social spaces and outdoor living areas, as well as grab-and-go dining options.
“The upcoming housing development on our Park Avenue Campus will give our student-athletes a significant competitive enhancement to live where they train," said University of Memphis President Bill Hardgrave. "This facility will help tremendously in recruiting for our athletic programs and assist in building a sense of community across our university with student-athletes living alongside others in our student population. We greatly appreciate everyone involved for helping make this much-anticipated facility a reality.”
The new community is expected to open in fall 2026. This will be The Annex Group’s second housing community in Memphis. The Annex of Memphis, an off-campus housing community located within walking distance of the University of Memphis, opened in 2021.
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Rendering provided by the project architect: LRK
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The Annex Group® is a leading impact housing developer that creates affordable, workforce, student and market-rate housing communities. With a focus on providing innovative, amenitized housing in emerging markets throughout the United States, The Annex Group is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. To learn more about The Annex Group, visit www.theannexgrp.com or follow them on Facebook and LinkedIn.