ODESSA - Phase VI of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) student housing is underway. The $19 million project will add 198 additional beds to bring the total at UTPB to about 900. Construction is scheduled for occupancy in fall semester 2014.
University President David Watts said housing is an important factor in attracting more students to come to UTPB. The buildings are going to continue the apartment-style housing already in place. Each unit will contain four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a complete kitchen.
"Folks from around the area, Pecos, Monahans, Big Spring and north and south of us need someplace to stay in order to attend UT Permian Basin," Watts said.
Apartments across the city are completely full due to the current oil boom.
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