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Aggies Accepting Donations For Fellow Aggies Being Displaced By Campus Pointe Development


Roughly 300 residents are being forced to move from apartments across from Texas A&M as the university moves forward on a multi-use development at University Drive and College Avenue.

The low rent apartments for mostly married, international and graduate students will soon be torn down.

News 3 discovered a community effort to help those affected.

Hensel Apartments have been a place to call home for Texas A&M International Student Peng Liu.

The Ph.D. Graduate Student and close to 300 people will soon be forced to relocate.

"We all have to move out the last day of May," said Liu.

While some of the apartments were built as far back as the 1950's and are outdated.

Tearing them down will mean less affordable housing options for students.

It's all to make way for development coming here.

Texas A&M is redeveloping the site for Campus Pointe, a sprawling facility that will include more than 200 hotel rooms, a conference center, and even luxury apartments.

College View and Avenue A Apartments are going away too.

Some international students, graduate students, and families will be paying a price.

'I'm very glad to move to the new place, The Gardens, although the renting is probably increasing by $350," said Peng Liu.

Now fellow Aggies are trying to help with the challenges of moving starting next week.

Taylor Smith is the President of the Graduate Student Council.

"We're collecting furniture mainly, clothing, food, anything perishable and books as well. And anything that's not collected and used for the international students moving to apartments will be donated to Goodwill or local charities around campus," said Smith.

"We do hope there could be a lower price option. That's just our expectation so it could be a little tough for the students who have the family," said Peng Liu.

June 1st they'll distribute donations first-come, first-serve and are hoping the community comes out to help.

You can drop off items from May 7th, 8th, 9th, at Lot 84 located at 474 Agronomy Road in College Station.

For more information on donating contact: gscpresident@tamu.edu or
oca@tamu.edu

Construction at Campus Pointe should start later this year.


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