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Student Housing Development at University of Wisconsin-Madison Breaks Ground

Ground was recently broken for a new student housing facility near the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. VERVE Madison will stand 12 stories and contain 142 units for a total capacity of 536 residents among rooms ranging from one to five beds. Subtext and Stevens Construction Corp., partnered with architecture firm ESG for the building’s design. The facility is scheduled for completion in fall 2024.

The press release notes that each unit comes fully furnished with amenities like private bedrooms and bathrooms; Internet; laundry facilities; secured access; and design elements like stainless steel appliances, black accents, and private balconies in certain units.

The facility itself also offers 19,000 square feet of luxury amenity space including a rooftop pool and sun shelf, outdoor terrace, 24-hour fitness center and sauna, coffee bar, large and small group study lounges, a food market, and a pet spa.

“With record-breaking enrollment and shortage of highly amenitized housing near campus, we saw an opportunity to bring a VERVE project to Madison, giving students a community for both academic success and lifelong memories,” said Subtext Founder & CEO Brandt Stiles. University enrollment hit 49,886 for the fall 2022 semester, up almost 2,000 students from fall 2021.

“Contributing to the communities we love, live, and work in is an incredible honor,” said Mark Rudnicki, CEO and President of Stevens Construction Corp. “Partnering with Subtext and ESG to build a student living community that focuses on the well-being of its inhabitants is something we are very proud to be a part of.”

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].