April 19, 2017

Media Advisory: Wayne State University to hold groundbreaking ceremony Friday, April 21, for Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments

Visual rendering of the new Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments.

WHAT: Groundbreaking ceremony for Wayne State University’s Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments.

Wayne State’s demand for housing is at an all-time high and the university is preparing for continued growth and a strong future by expanding its on-campus housing with a brand-new building that will increase student beds by 841. This also includes 17,000 square feet for retail space and 9,700 square feet for a new student health services center.

Immediately following the groundbreaking, there will be a reception hosted in the adjacent St. Andrew’s Hall. Visual renderings — along with a virtual reality tour of the project — will be available for viewing. Refreshments and Detroit-themed small-plate food such as coney dogs, Better Made potato chips and assorted Faygo cupcakes will be served.

Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments are part of Wayne State’s 10-year master plan. The apartments will accommodate students from around the world who are eager to study in Midtown. Wayne State University’s partner on this project is Corvias, a leader in enhancing residential community structures on college and university campuses.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 21

WHERE: The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on the site at 5235 Anthony Wayne Drive. A reception and property presentation will immediately follow at St. Andrew’s Hall, adjacent to the ceremony location.

MORE INFO: Parking for guests will be provided in Structure 2, located on Anthony Wayne Drive between Warren and Kirby.

One-on-one media opportunities available after ceremony.

For more information or to attend the event, please contact:
Shawn Wright
Public Relations
Wayne State University

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 27,000 students.


Shawn Wright
Phone: 313-577-4562
Email: shawn.wright@wayne.edu

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