Davenport is working with a developer to build two additional apartment-style residential buildings at the Panther Ridge complex on the corner of 60th and Kraft Avenue SE, increasing the University’s residential student capacity by 130. To be completed for Fall 2017, the project will expand the Panther Ridge complex to three buildings housing 194 students.
Panther Ridge is the second apartment-style complex for Davenport, with Panther Woods located on 68th Street SE next to the University’s Farmers Insurance Athletic Complex accommodating 178 students. With 72 rooms in residence halls doubled up to reduce rates, the W.A. Lettinga Campus can now accommodate 932 students. The University anticipates all rooms to be filled this fall and is launching a new program to offer students housing over the summer months, whether or not they are enrolled for classes.
Panther Ridge is connected to the W.A. Lettinga Campus via a paved walkway along Kraft Avenue, which will now be extended down 60th Street to a second entrance. One of the two new buildings will include a community room for use by all Panther Ridge residents. Like Panther Woods, Panther Ridge is reserved for upper classmen, as all incoming freshmen are placed in South Hall, DU’s largest residence building complete with a dining hall.