SAN ANTONIO -- Construction got underway on Thursday on the first on-campus housing project for students at San Antonio College.
The Tobin Lofts are going up along Main Street — just north of downtown.
Robert Zeigler, president of San Antonio College, said the housing will be an affordable and contemporary living option.
"This is open to all college students in San Antonio," he explained. "So a student could start at SAC and say transfer to Trinity or UTSA, continue to live here ... and be very close to the four-year school. It's a great opportunity."
The $45-million project is expected to house 550 residents with single, double and four bedroom layouts available.
The complex will also include apartments, a 1,000-space parking garage and retail space along Main Avenue.
Student housing will be available for the fall semester of 2012.