Housing construction update

By Jeff Stensland, 803-777-3686

Construction is progressing on 650 Lincoln, the newest campus student housing complex that will allow upperclassmen to live in the heart of the university’s west campus.

In order to complete the phase 1 of the project, Devine Street between Park and Lincoln streets will be closed beginning Jan. 2, 2015. The street is scheduled to reopen in summer 2015. As a result of the closure, the shuttle stop located at Devine and Park streets will be relocated to the southwest corner of Devine and Lincoln streets (see map below).

A protected walkway also has been constructed along Greene Street near the construction site to accommodate increased pedestrian traffic and enhance safety.

Scheduled to open in two phases beginning in fall 2015, the an 878-bed private complex will be conveniently located behind the Carolina Coliseum and near the Greek Village and the new Darla Moore School of Business. 650 Lincoln will include both retail space and a dining facility. The second phase is expected to open in the fall of 2016.

650 Lincoln also will include nearly 700 parking spaces for residents; 437 in the first phase and 252 in the second phase.

map of Jan. 2015 road closures and shuttle relocation