INDIANAPOLIS (UIndy) – The United Methodist-related University of Indianapolis will break ground soon on its seventh major residential building, Roberts Hall, named for inaugural university President John Taylor Roberts.

Scheduled to open in Fall 2012, the five-story building on Hanna Avenue between Warren and Cravens Halls will feature amenities aimed at upperclassmen, with private and semi-private rooms for about 200 students.

Roberts led the institution, then known as Indiana Central University, from 1905 to 1908. At one point, his home served as a residence for students and was known as Roberts Hall.

The UIndy Board of Trustees approved the choice at a recent meeting. Construction will begin soon.

The design by Blackburn Architects features distinctive sunroom areas. The construction process will be overseen by Wilhelm Construction. The parking lot that currently occupies the site will be replaced with new lots to the east.