Elon University purchased three properties on East Haggard Avenue early last month, totaling $2, 675,000, according to Alamance County Tax Administration records

The university purchased 716 E. Haggard Ave. for $1,500,000, 742 E. Haggard Ave. for $675,000 and 738 E. Haggard Ave. for $500,000. 

The properties are located between Danieley Center Neighborhood at 700 E. Haggard Ave. and the Gerald L. Francis Center, the school of health sciences, at 762 E. Haggard Ave. 

The properties at 738 and 742 E. Haggard Ave. still have homes on them. 

The purchasing of these properties on E. Haggard Ave. comes alongside other efforts for university expansion, which includes plans for a new residence hall located in the East Neighborhood — set to break ground on June 1.

The university also officially opened Founders Hall and Innovation Hall, in the former McMichael Science Center parking lot  in August. The two new buildings are a part of Innovation Quad, a hub for STEM

“As it has throughout its history, Elon University periodically makes strategic purchases of properties to support our mission,” the university said in a statement. “Specific plans for these properties have not been finalized at this time.”