Campus Village College Station

Student Housing at door to Texas A&M University.

New campus housing at entrance to Texas A&M University. Amenities include green spaces, outdoor recreation facilities and pool with College Station's first Lazy River. Sustainable materials and systems used throughout.


1711 Harvey Mitchell Parkway, College Station, Texas




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Campus Village is a thriving new community located in College Station, Texas. College Station is home to Texas A&M University, a research intensive university with over 38,000 undergraduate students and 9,000 graduate students. Home to over 250 degree programs in 10 colleges, the University enrolls the largest student body in the nation outside of a metropolitan area. Due to population and job growth in the state, Texas A&M has seen significant enrollment increases since 2006.

In creating vibrant new off-campus living environments for college students like Campus Village College Station, SERF certification gives us a cost effective means to demonstrate our projects’ sustainability. This is increasingly important in marketing to our target demographic.

Kevin McGraw
Caddis Development

Growth creates many needs within a community, one of which is to meet the demand for housing students attending the University. Enrollment growth brings the development of new properties and communities much like Campus Village, which is an exemplary example of such a development because it demonstrates SERF’s mission of Practical Environmental Stewardship.™

The community at Campus Village demonstrates many different aspects of environmental stewardship, from efficient appliances to responsible water usage. What makes this complex unique, however, is the all-inclusive community aspect and the overall walkability of the area. The developers of Campus Village took a holistic approach to environmental responsibility and embraced the principles of new urbanism.


New urbanism is an urban design movement that began in the 1980s: it promotes walkable neighborhoods that support many different types of housing and job opportunities. New urbanism is connected to the environment in many different ways; for example, the principles of new urbanism support a pedestrian oriented environment. Communities benefit from this in numerous ways, including enhanced overall community health and lower emissions of greenhouse gases. Campus Village was designed to encompass these principles.

The walkability of the community is only the beginning of its commitment to environmental sustainability. Campus Village reuses over 50% of its storm water for irrigation purposes and at least 80% of all storm water stays on site. The complex received full points in the “storm water” category on its SERF certification application. Retention of storm water is particularly important in Texas; where recent drought conditions have led to negative environmental consequences and a poor standard of living for residents.

Campus Village residents, by contrast, can cool down in a “lazy river” that flows through the complex and is fed, in part, by collected rainwater. In addition, the community hot tub is maintained with water heated from solar panels on the roof of the pool house. By walking or floating, students residing at Campus Village can have a memorable, environmentally-conscious experience while attending Texas A&M.

The community features mixed-use space, offering retail as well as residential, decreasing the amount of transportation that will be necessary for residents to fulfill their everyday needs. Essentially, less driving and more walking helps this eco-friendly complex stand out from the rest. In addition, the community is located only a mile from Texas A&M University, keeping commutes short and less impactful on the surrounding environment. A ten foot wide hike/ bike trail, with exercise stations, that connects to the University’s pedestrian paths is also part of the amenity package.


The design and development of Campus Village show how proper planning can be used to create a community that is environmentally responsible to its core. Incorporating new urbanism principles is not always the easiest or least expensive choice for a developer. However, residents of a new urbanism community are the beneficiaries of a convenient, healthy, and environmentally responsible lifestyle.

By embracing the principles of holistic environmental stewardship, Campus Village has achieved Society of Environmentally Responsible Facilities (SERF) certification.

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