A new approach to student housing and shopping is underway at The College of New Jersey. The $86 million public-private partnership dubbed ‘Campus Town’ has The PRC Group developing a nine building complex. The first level will feature retail shops and restaurants with top floor apartments for student housing. An article on NJ.com explains the unique partnership offers flexibility for building and design under the 2009 New Jersey Economic Stimulus Act. “It allows public colleges and universities to bypass public bidding laws and make deals with private companies to build and operate campus facilities.” Campus Town, located outside of Trenton, is expected to open in August, 2015.