After delays, LSU Health starts work on first new New Orleans student housing in 50 years

11.13.20  |   New Orleans, Louisiana

LSU Health New Orleans broke ground Friday on a long-planned student housing complex in Mid-City, which will be LSU’s first newly-built student accommodation in New Orleans for more than half a century.

The $100 million apartment complex, which is being built on a plot about a half-mile from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on the corner of South Johnson and Perdido streets, is expected to be completed in time for fall term in 2022, about a year later than originally planned.

“We are so pleased to break ground on this 579-bed student housing facility because it will immeasurably improve the quality of life for our students who live on campus,” said Larry Hollier, Chancellor of LSU Health.

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