Block22 is a unique, living learning community focused on students who thrive in art, commerce and technology. Developed through a unique partnership between Pittsburg State University, the City of Pittsburg and the Vecino Group, Block22 transforms 4th and Broadway into an entrepreneurial epicenter.
Combining 100 units of student housing with more than 16,000 square feet of innovation space for students to explore their own entrepreneurial ventures, Block22 also boasts a robust co-working space and makerspace.
The combination of residential space with Pittsburg State’s Center for Innovation and Business Development offices will lead to greater economic revitalization for the community and endless learning opportunities for students.
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100 student apartments
Block22 will house more than 100 one-bedroom residential units. These units will be refined living areas with soulful touches including the perfect mix of historic elements and contemporary furnishings. Pittsburg State students will be able to choose between three layouts: a standard one-bedroom, spacious loft,functional flat, and open studio apartment. The clever integration of functional furniture and storage solutions will allow each unit to be as unique as the student living within it.
Block22 is made possible through a unique public-private partnership between the City of Pittsburg, Pittsburg State University and the Vecino Group, a development/housing specialist based in Springfield, Mo. The project's estimated $18 million cost will be funded by a combination of federal and state tax credits, private funding, city investment and future leasing income.
Block22 is envisioned to be a unique, living learning community with more than 16,000 square feet of innovation space for students to explore their own entrepreneurial ventures, while also contributing to the success of local entrepreneurs. We've compiled a list of answers to some of the most common questions we've heard while discussing this project with area residents, students and business owners.
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