Construction is nearly complete on a new higher-end housing option for students attending the University of Memphis, with a grand opening for The Nine @ Memphis and first move-in date expected by mid-August.
The new complex is located within a short walk of the recently redeveloped Highland Strip and the new Highland Row mixed-use project.
The Nine is a $15.5 million five-story, 114-unit student housing community at 3557 Mynders Avenue at the southwest corner of Brister Street. Previously the property had been home to a six-unit apartment building built in 1960.
Montgomery Martin Contractors is handling the construction, and BDG Architects created the designs.
“A lot of the construction is done, they’re taking care of painting and then moving in furniture,” said Justus Pope, leasing agent with The Nine @ Memphis.
Floor plans for The Nine include amenities like a resort-style swimming pool that is open 24/7, state-of-the-art fitness center, a 7,700-square-foot clubhouse with a yoga studio, a community café, an iMac computer lounge and printing center, and common areas with sports, Playstation and xbox setups, as well as a Starbucks coffee bar.
Luxury amenities at The Nine @ Memphis include a resort-style swimming pool.
The Nine will offer residents a mix of one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom, fully-furnished units with private bathrooms for each bedroom. Units will be equipped with in-unit washer and dryers, stainless steel appliances, modern cabinetry and granite countertops.
The complex is owned by Tampa-based 908 Group, which has built similar The Nine sites near universities in other cities like Louisville; Gainesville, Fla.; Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and Austin, Texas.
The project is part of the larger redevelopment of the area surrounding the University of Memphis to its south and west over the past few years, making it more walkable, safe and connected.
New tenants like Burgerim, Insomnia Cookies, and The Bluff at Highland are enjoying renewed interest in the redeveloped Highland Strip area, the new Highland Row mixed-use project has welcomed its first residents and restaurants over the past year, and new streetscape improvements near the train tracks and Southern Avenue to the south of the university have been completed.