Oregon State University to build $29M residence hallPosted August 14th, 2012 by raskausn
[Daily Journal of Commerce, Aug. 13, 2012] — Oregon State University officials expect to have a new residence hall open by fall 2014.
The new dorm will cost $29 million to build and will accommodate approximately 300 students. Tenancy will cost between $9,500 and $10,000 per school year.
Dan Larson, the associate director of University Housing and Dining Services, said workers will break ground on the residence hall on the east side of campus (on the corner of Southwest Washington Avenue and 13th Street) early next year.
A name has not been chosen yet for the 85,000-square-foot facility. Larson said most of the accommodations will be three-bedroom suites with a shared bathroom. Additional community bathrooms and showers will be available on each floor.
Other amenities will include a large kitchen and study area on each floor and a free laundry room. The new hall will be near the McNary dining and service centers.
University officials opened their previous new residence hall last fall; the $52 million International Living-Learning Center houses OSU’s international programs along with 320 international and domestic students.
In all, Oregon State University operates 14 residence halls, four cooperative housing facilities, three dining centers and 107 family housing apartments for 4,318 OSU students who live on campus.
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