A building is being converted into a student housing complex near the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus. Encompass, a Kentucky-based company, is working with Gulf Coast Student Housing to turn the building in long beach into the friendship oak village. Multiple lounge areas will be available along with study rooms, a gated pool, and controlled access parking. The project is not associated with the USM, but housing will be offered at a per semester rate. Construction is expected to be completed by Mid-August.