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Hoar to build 30-story, 555-bed student housing project in Austin

555-Bed Student Housing Project to Rise at UT

It’s likely going to be one of the most recognized buildings on campus. Hoar Construction has started work the 30-story Icon, that will soon tower over the West Campus neighborhood by the University of Texas at Austin. Hoar Construction is serving as the general contractor on the construction of the building, alongside developer The MDL Group. The tower is expected to be completed in the summer of 2025 in time for students to move in for the 2025-2026 school year.

Icon will house 555 beds across 216 apartments ranging from 1- to 5 bedroom units. The student living complex will feature amenities, including a rooftop pool, fitness center, game and lounge rooms, a podcast studio and a number of student work spaces, all located on the top floors of the building. Additionally, there will be four levels of below-ground parking. Once completed, Icon will be one of the tallest buildings in the surrounding neighborhoods.

UT Austin has the highest bed count in the nation for student housing projects currently under construction.


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