Hawaii Pacific University is moving forward with plans to add more dorms and a student dining facility in downtown Honolulu.
Newly-hired President John Gotanda said the waterfront lofts at Aloha Tower Marketplace (ATM) have been in high demand since opening in 2015.
Last year, the school missed out on the opportunity to bring in potential new students, simply because it had no more room to house them.
Currently, there are 270 beds inside 84 single, double and triple-room waterfront lofts at ATM.
HPU will free up some of its administrative offices on the second and third floors to bring in 100 more beds.
"It's not going to take away from any of the designated retail spaces and other student areas on the first floor," said Gotanda.
The university is also looking elsewhere in downtown for space that will provide for 200 additional beds to replace the amount it will be losing once its Hawaii Loa campus in windward Oahu closes out in the coming years.
"I think we're kind of spoiled here because the dorms are so much nicer than other schools I've seen," said HPU student Vanessa Morrison. "It's a great proximity to a lot of restaurants and things to do."
It's all part of Aloha Tower's $55 million renovation project.
Since opening in 2015, new tenants have moved in including Crossfit Downtown Honolulu, Palama Market and Nashville Waikiki.