University of South Carolina trustees have not decided whether to build a 919-bed apartment complex behind the Carolina Coliseum with a private developer, board chairman Gene Warr said Thursday.
The university Development Foundation plans to sell land nearby to an Ohio developer to build apartment complexes with more than 700 beds.
That could weigh in the trustees' decision, Warr said.
USC trustees have been wrestling with project details that would be novel on campus because of the partnership with a private developer.
The six-story complex with a pool, volleyball court, fitness center and other high-end amenities would go on parking lots behind the coliseum to provide students with private housing closer to campus.
Most large complexes are farther away on Bluff Road. Needs for student housing have grown as USC expanded enrollment in recent years to counter the drop in state funding.
The apartment project has been presented to the Columbia Design Development Review Commission, though not approved.
On Friday, trustees are meeting in a closed session to discuss an undisclosed proposed contract. No vote is planned.