Ground near the Missouri State University campus has been broken by various construction companies, each one striving to build new housing for students.

A notable example is the new dorm Holland House on the Southwest corner of Holland and Madison Street behind Strong Hall. According to the MSU Planning, Design and Construction website, Branco Enterprises, Inc. were contracted to build the $2.75 million dollar residence hall. It will include a parking garage, full service kitchen, dining facility and small retailer.

The MSU website reports the scheduled completion date is expected to be June 27, 2020. According to a weekly project update, as of Jan. 31, 2020, the sixth floor of the dorm is being framed and the dining hall is still being coordinated on for building permits.

While contracted by a third party, the new dorms are still tied to MSU. For students looking for complete independence from university bills, a stone’s throw from Holland House is the newly constructed HollandEdge building. 

Located at the intersection of South Holland Avenue and East Grand Street, HollandEdge was opened in December of 2019. While designed by hdesigngroup, it is owned by the Magers Management Company. Other properties leased by MMC near campus include WestEdge, MadisonVue and The M @ 414.

Bryon Oster, associate designer for hdesigngroup, said the previous apartment complex was demolished and HollandEdge erected in its place. He also gave the rent price and amenities for the fully furnished complex.

“The building is comprised of efficient micro studio units that are fully furnished,” Oster said. “Units include contemporary furniture, kitchenettes with modern appliances, high-speed internet, a smart TV, washer and dryer, full-size bed, private patio and a parking space. Units lease for $725 per month.”

MMC leases commercial buildings across the Springfield area, but according to their website, all MSU apartments are located west of campus. All apartment complexes are close enough to walk “in most cases.” All available Magers Management properties are shown on their website. 

The MMC apartments portion of the website provides reassurance to parents of students, listing benefits of their apartment complexes and why students should choose to live there.

“Our student housing apartments are designed with safety, location, and affordability in mind,” MMC’s website said. “In our unrelenting commitment to MSU students, we give your student the college experience they want and the academic environment they need to succeed.”

HollandEdge is already available for leasing for the fall 2020 semester. To make a reservation, dial (417)-831-6207. Holland House is unavailable to register for the 2020-2021 semester as of the time of this article.