ONEONTA, N.Y. -- SUNY Oneonta will host a meeting next week to discuss its plan to construct additional student housing. College officials and representatives of the New York State Dormitory Authority will present information about the project on Tuesday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at the Craven Lounge in the Morris Conference Center on campus. Community members are welcome to attend.
Based on the expectation for continued growth and the popularity among students of residing on campus, the college anticipates building a 200-bed townhouse facility bordering West Dorm Drive. Groundbreaking is planned for the fall of 2012.
The new facility will be marketed primarily toward upperclassmen and graduate students. Townhouses also will fill a gap in the student housing portfolio and help the college avoid a competitive disadvantage in attracting and retaining academically well qualified students.
“The college has been in communication with the mayor’s office, several other city officials and many of the residents who reside nearby the proposed development site,” said SUNY Oneonta Director of Communications Hal Legg. “We look forward to continuing this conversation and sharing an update on our progress.”