(CBS DETROIT) — Eastern Michigan University is renovating its on-campus student housing, investing $200 million.
Under the university’s “Welcome Home 2025 Plan,” every residence on campus will be renovated, with the exception of Wise Hall, which was renovated in 2017.
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EMU says the new halls will include state-of-the-art Wi-Fi capabilities, air conditioning and room layouts that meet the needs of students, who played a key role in the design process.
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Officials say the 400-bed, apartment-style Lakeview residence hall will be located adjacent to the student center. Another new residence will be located on the west side of campus near the athletic complex, and the new Westview facility, with approximately 300 beds, will replace the current apartments that will be demolished.
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“Under our ‘Welcome Home 2025 plan’, every residence that remains on our campus will be renovated except Wise Hall, which was renovated in 2017. In addition, we will have two completely new residences that will be stunning in their design EMU president James Smit said in a statement.
“The new residential communities will be very user-friendly and efficient for our students, and they will contribute greatly to the overall vibrancy of our campus environment. As of today, all systems are ready for the start of this transformation project.”
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