SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Baptist Student Union at Missouri State University is preparing to expand in the coming years.
The project, which is set to cost an estimated $10 million, intends to help student retention rates at Missouri State.
If rezoning is approved, by the City of Springfield this fall, for the expansion, the project would be a five-story development and anywhere from 70,000-80,000 square feet.
The ground floor is designed for commercial space and the MSU while three to four floors of the project will be used for student housing.
It took three years to get the project finalized.
BSU Director Chris Wilson wants the BSU to be a place well-suited for all students and, “a place where they want to meet, a place where they want to come, a place where they know they won’t be judged accordingly”.
Wilson also wants to make clear that the new student union will not be solely for religious purposes.
Hood-Rich Architecture is the architect for this project.